Find out about some of the key events in magnet history. We are adding to this list over time, so check back again soon for new entries. These articles appeared originally in Flux magazine, a bi-annual publication of the Magnet Lab aimed at the general public.
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Discovery of Electromagnetism
Two scientists share the credit for discovering, and then interpreting, the phenomenon of electromagnetism.
Francis Bitter and the Bitter Plate
Without Francis Bitter's contributions to magnet technology, the Magnet Lab as we know it would be very different – and it might not even exist.
America's forgotten innovator, Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla may not be the best-known man in American science and invention, but he's one of the most important.