About This Site
In 2006, the Magnet Lab Public Affairs Group and Web team redesigned this site in an effort both to better showcase our existing content as well as provide a structure for adding new content in the future. The site was launched in January 2007, a first major step in an ongoing process of updating, enhancing and expanding the information offered on these pages. We hope you find it a convenient and easy-to-use source for all things related to the Magnet Lab.
This site is structured into six main areas, listed below in the same order in which they appear across the top of this page:
- Users Hub
Scientists and engineers who use or would like to use our facilities will find everything they need in this section, from details on our magnets to instructions on submitting proposals. This section also contains information on the user programs housed at the lab.
- In-House Research
An in-house research program flourishes at the Magnet Lab. The program utilizes Magnet Lab facilities to pursue high field research at the forefront of science and engineering, while advancing the lab's user programs through development of new techniques and equipments.
- Magnets & Materials
This section focuses on our Magnet Science and Technology division (MS&T), which is charged with developing the technology and expertise for cutting-edge magnet systems, and the Applied Superconductivity Center.
This area is home to the lab's educational and outreach arm, The Center for Integrating Research & Learning. Students and teachers will find pages of information and resources on science education, while members of the general public can read formula-free, straight-talking basics about electricity, magnetism and the work done here at the lab.
- Media Center
This is the first stop for journalists visiting the site, as well as curious members of the general public. In addition to the latest news, this section offers up-to-date information on the scientists and school groups who are visiting and the seminars and workshops we are hosting.
- Publications & Reports
A shortcut to Mag Lab publications, Mag-Lab related research published in scientific journals, reports on research conducted at the lab and key science highlights.
The perfect starting point for first-time users of our Web site. This area includes basic information on the Magnet Lab, including our history, structure and mission.
This site is is designed to be both easy and pleasing to use.
The navigators along the top and to the left of the page reflect the site structure outlined above. You will also find large blue buttons in the upper right corner, tailored to each of the six main sections of the site, which will take you to pages popular with the typical user of those sections. The bread crumb trails found in the light blue bar toward the top of the page will help you trace your steps through each section.
To search the site, just go to the top right corner of the page, where you can search the entire site, search people, or search publications.
One of our goals with this site is to connect the many dots that exist among the countless people, research projects, sites and facilities associated with a lab sprawled across three separate campuses and many scientific disciplines. We do this via the internal links, some of which appear underscored in blue, others highlighted in blue lettering, depending on the context.
A primary goal of the new home page is to constantly give visitors something new to read, see or discover. Our most recent science, magnet technology and other research and news are front and center, and we will try to keep the features fresh and interesting.
As is the case with most Web sites, this one is a work in progress, which we are continually striving to improve. If you have comments or questions on it, please contact the Magnet Lab Webmaster.
For more information, please contact the Magnet Lab webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.