FSU Magnetic Laboratory

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee's centers for scientific research and learning on the city's southwest corner welcomed thousands of visitors on Saturday during a combined open house event. Those centers are aiming to become crown jewels in the region's economic future.

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Although President Trump's version of the federal budget cut scientific research funding, Congress's final spending plan - signed by Trump on March 23 - did not do that. In fact, Tallahassee's High Magnetic Field Lab is getting a funding bump, said Lab Director Greg Boebinger.

Nick Evans

  Update 10/22: Florida State University says Glenn Nix died after workers attempted to remove a steel cap from the end of the water supply pipe and encountered a release of pressurized air and water that propelled the cap forward, striking Nix.

Tallahassee MagLab Confirms Hofstadter Butterfly

May 16, 2013

Scientists at Tallahassee’s MagLab recently succeeded in confirming a long-standing theory.  In 1976, Douglas Hofstadter suggested, under specific circumstances, energy would be distributed in a fractal pattern resembling a butterfly

But there’s been no way to test that until now.

Jessica Palombo / WFSU-FM

An electrical fire on Thursday morning at FSU’s High Magnetic Laboratory injured one man, who was airlifted to Shands in Gainesville with serious burns. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Fire fighters arrived at the Mag Lab just after 9:30 a.m. to find smoke filling one of the magnetic research buildings. Mike Bellamy with the Tallahassee Fire Department says, the fire started on a high-voltage electrical panel.