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Background imageMagnetism Collection: Mass spectrometer, 1954

Mass spectrometer, 1954
Mass spectrometer. Researchers adjusting the controls of a mass spectrometer. This is an all-metal demountable mass spectrometer

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Magnetic repulsion

Magnetic repulsion. The iron filings sprinkled between these two bar magnets reveal the shape of the repulsive magnetic field between them

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Dr William Gilbert (1544-1603) showing his Experiment on Electricity to Queen Elizabeth I

Dr William Gilbert (1544-1603) showing his Experiment on Electricity to Queen Elizabeth I
BAL99459 Dr William Gilbert (1544-1603) showing his Experiment on Electricity to Queen Elizabeth I and her Court, 19th century (oil on canvas) (see detail 99460) by Hunt

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Historic

Historic
MAXWELL, James Clerk (Edinburgh, 1831-Cambridege, 1879). Scottish physicist. Noted for his work on magnetism and electricity

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Nikola Tesla, Serb-US physicist

Nikola Tesla, Serb-US physicist
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), Serb-US physicist and electrical engineer. Tesla was educated at Graz and Prague, but in 1884 he emigrated to the USA

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Development of Mesmeric Science, 1883. Artist: George du Maurier

Development of Mesmeric Science, 1883. Artist: George du Maurier
Development of Mesmeric Science, 1883. The fatal Mesmeric Duel in the Bois de Boulogne, between the Chevalier Lenoir, of Paris, and Professor Schwartz, of Berlin

Background imageMagnetism Collection: China. Han Dynasty (206 aC-220 BC). Invention

China. Han Dynasty (206 aC-220 BC). Invention

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Aurora borealis, Druridge Bay, UK

Aurora borealis, Druridge Bay, UK
Aurora borealis, Druridge Bay. Rare view of northern lights over Druridge Bay in Northumberland, UK. The aurora borealis is a coloured light display (the northern lights)

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Faraday on magnetism and gravity, 1849

Faraday on magnetism and gravity, 1849
Faraday on magnetism and gravity. Page from the notebooks of British physicist Michael Faraday (1791-1867), showing notes and a diagram of an apparatus for investigating magnetism and gravity

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Physician and physicist, William Gilbert, demonstrating magnetism to Queen Elizabeth I (litho)

Physician and physicist, William Gilbert, demonstrating magnetism to Queen Elizabeth I (litho)
6015019 Physician and physicist, William Gilbert, demonstrating magnetism to Queen Elizabeth I (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Physician and physicist)

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Mesmers tub at his consulting room in parish which opened soon after his treatise

Mesmers tub at his consulting room in parish which opened soon after his treatise Memoire sur la decouverte de magnetism animal in 1779

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Magnetic field, artwork C016 / 9855

Magnetic field, artwork C016 / 9855
Magnetic field. Computer artwork showing the magnetic field lines around a bar magnet. A magnetic field always runs from the north pole to the south pole

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Magnetism

Magnetism. Iron shavings attracted to two ends of a horseshoe magnet. The filings are attracted to the magnet by the force of its magnetic field

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Mr Bernacchi at work

Mr Bernacchi at work
Mr Bernacchi, a member of the British 1901-4 polar expedition, at work with an electrometer

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Electricity Oersted

Electricity Oersted
The Danish scientist Christian Oersted observes the link between electricty and magnetism, enabling him to develop electro-magnetism leading to modern machines

Background imageMagnetism Collection: The bucket by Franz Anton MESMER (1734-1815), German doctor who wrote the theory on animal

The bucket by Franz Anton MESMER (1734-1815), German doctor who wrote the theory on animal magnetism (mesmerism)
JAB4121192 The bucket by Franz Anton MESMER (1734-1815), German doctor who wrote the theory on animal magnetism (mesmerism)

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Hans Christian Orsted (1777-1851), Danish physicist and chemist

Hans Christian Orsted (1777-1851), Danish physicist and chemist, discovers the deviation of the magnetic needle by
JAB4121201 Hans Christian Orsted (1777-1851), Danish physicist and chemist, discovers the deviation of the magnetic needle by the electric current (electro magnetism)

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Diagrams of magnets, magnetic fields, iron filings, etc

Diagrams of magnets, magnetic fields, iron filings, etc. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry from Abraham Rees Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature, Longman, Hurst

Background imageMagnetism Collection: First magnetoelectric motor built by Hippolyte Pixii, c1832 (c1890)

First magnetoelectric motor built by Hippolyte Pixii, c1832 (c1890). This was the first application of Faradays demonstration (1831) that magnetism produces an electric current

Background imageMagnetism Collection: The International Exhibition: Spencer's patent magnetic purifying-filter, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The International Exhibition: Spencer's patent magnetic purifying-filter, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: Spencer's patent magnetic purifying-filter, 1862. This filter has secured for its inventor, Mr

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Magnet given by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) to Ferdinando II de Medici, c. 1608 (object)

Magnet given by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) to Ferdinando II de Medici, c. 1608 (object)
DEX5040803 Magnet given by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) to Ferdinando II de Medici, c.1608 (object) by Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642); Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Franz Anton Mesmer

Franz Anton Mesmer
2757517 Franz Anton Mesmer.; (add.info.: Paranormal. Coll. Part. Paranormal. Baquet of Franz Anton Mesmer, collective treatment)

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Mesmer's tub at his consulting room in parish which opened soon after his treatise Memoire sur la

Mesmer's tub at his consulting room in parish which opened soon after his treatise Memoire sur la decouverte de
542281 Mesmer's tub at his consulting room in parish which opened soon after his treatise Memoire sur la decouverte de magnetism animal in 1779

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Reproduction of the magnetic detector built by Guglielmo Marconi in 1901

Reproduction of the magnetic detector built by Guglielmo Marconi in 1901 and experimented on board the Italian ship
GIA4817487 Reproduction of the magnetic detector built by Guglielmo Marconi in 1901 and experimented on board the Italian ship " Carlo Alberto" in 1902

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Magnetic Fishes (engraving)

Magnetic Fishes (engraving)
7193758 Magnetic Fishes (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Magnetic Fishes. Illustration for Cassells Family Magazine (1880).); © Look and Learn

Background imageMagnetism Collection: A Star of the First Magnetude (engraving)

A Star of the First Magnetude (engraving)
7178096 A Star of the First Magnetude (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Star of the First Magnetude)

Background imageMagnetism Collection: The Wonderful Magnet (engraving)

The Wonderful Magnet (engraving)
7182168 The Wonderful Magnet (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Wonderful Magnet)

Background imageMagnetism Collection: The Magnetic Brush Method (plate 21), 1843. Creator: Charles Emile Jacque

The Magnetic Brush Method (plate 21), 1843. Creator: Charles Emile Jacque
The Magnetic Brush Method (plate 21), 1843

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Forging a magnet, from William Gilberts De Magnete, 1600 (woodcut)

Forging a magnet, from William Gilberts De Magnete, 1600 (woodcut)
7085139 Forging a magnet, from William Gilberts De Magnete, 1600 (woodcut) by Gilbert, William (1544-1603); 15.5x18.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Controller, Magnetic Compass, General Electric, 2CA10E1, Wiley Post crash

Controller, Magnetic Compass, General Electric, 2CA10E1, Wiley Post crash
Cylindrical shaped panel mounted instrument, with white luminous figures on black face. Earth induction compass. On 15 August 1935

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Measurement of electrical currents: rule by Andre Marie Ampere (1775-1836)

Measurement of electrical currents: rule by Andre Marie Ampere (1775-1836)
XEE4141065 Measurement of electrical currents: rule by Andre Marie Ampere (1775-1836). The north pole is to the left of the observer. Anonymous illustration from 1925. Private collection

Background imageMagnetism Collection: T. S. F. : telemecanics, the art of controlling distance by means of electromagnetic waves

T. S. F. : telemecanics, the art of controlling distance by means of electromagnetic waves
XEE4140900 T.S.F.: telemecanics, the art of controlling distance by means of electromagnetic waves. Anonymous illustration from 1925. Private collection

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Earth magnetism: ancient Chinese junk using the first comps

Earth magnetism: ancient Chinese junk using the first comps
XEE4140832 Earth magnetism: ancient Chinese junk using the first comps. Anonymous illustration from 1925. Private collection

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Earth magnetism: magnetic meridian of the Earth. Anonymous illustration from 1925

Earth magnetism: magnetic meridian of the Earth. Anonymous illustration from 1925
XEE4140830 Earth magnetism: magnetic meridian of the Earth. Anonymous illustration from 1925. Private collection. by Anonymous; Private Collection; (add.info.: Earth magnetism)

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Earth magnetism: Earths action is reduced to a couple

Earth magnetism: Earths action is reduced to a couple
XEE4140829 Earth magnetism: Earths action is reduced to a couple, magnetization does not increase weight. Anonymous illustration from 1925. Private collection

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Terrestrial magnetism: declination compa. Anonymous illustration of 1925

Terrestrial magnetism: declination compa. Anonymous illustration of 1925
XEE4140826 Terrestrial magnetism: declination compa. Anonymous illustration of 1925. Private collection. by Anonymous; Private Collection; (add.info.: Terrestrial magnetism: declination compa)

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Frontispice of the book 'Theoretical and Experimental Determination of Forces

Frontispice of the book "Theoretical and Experimental Determination of Forces
LSE4107822 Frontispice of the book " Theoretical and Experimental Determination of Forces Which Retrieves Different Magnetic Saturation Needles to Their Magnetic Meridian" by Coulomb

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Plate II - in 'Theoretical and experimental determination of forces that

Plate II - in "Theoretical and experimental determination of forces that
LSE4107830 Plate II - in " Theoretical and experimental determination of forces that return diiferent magnetic needles to saturation to their magnetic meridian" by Coulomb

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Induction: Faraday, Lenzs law, magnet, electromotor force

Induction: Faraday, Lenzs law, magnet, electromotor force
LSE4103166 Induction: Faraday, Lenzs law, magnet, electromotor force... - in " Energy, its transformations, its applications", by Arnould, ed

Background imageMagnetism Collection: OErsted decouvre la deviation de l aiguille aimantee par le courant electrique ferme

OErsted decouvre la deviation de l aiguille aimantee par le courant electrique ferme, 1820 (engraving)
5992748 OErsted decouvre la deviation de l aiguille aimantee par le courant electrique ferme, 1820 (engraving) by European School

Background imageMagnetism Collection: George du Maurier carton on the revival of Mesmerism. From Punch, London, 4 December 1883

George du Maurier carton on the revival of Mesmerism. From Punch, London, 4 December 1883
542272 George du Maurier carton on the revival of Mesmerism. From Punch, London, 4 December 1883. by Du Maurier, George (1834-96); Universal History Archive/UIG; English, out of copyright

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Acroamatic Belt, ticket for three applications (engraving)

Acroamatic Belt, ticket for three applications (engraving)
984038 Acroamatic Belt, ticket for three applications (engraving) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Acroamatic Belt)

Background imageMagnetism Collection: The Tree of Buzancy (chromolitho)

The Tree of Buzancy (chromolitho)
974005 The Tree of Buzancy (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Tree of Buzancy)

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Tiberius Cavallo (engraving)

Tiberius Cavallo (engraving)
815727 Tiberius Cavallo (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Tiberius Cavallo (1749-1809)

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Portrait of Athanasius Kircher, German scholar, aged 62 (engraving) (b / w photo)

Portrait of Athanasius Kircher, German scholar, aged 62 (engraving) (b / w photo)
482065 Portrait of Athanasius Kircher, German scholar, aged 62 (engraving) (b/w photo) by German School, (17th century); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France; German, out of copyright

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Magnetic needles on a terrella will point towards the north pole, A

Magnetic needles on a terrella will point towards the north pole, A
539362 Magnetic needles on a terrella will point towards the north pole, A. other needles will do likewise, even though the surface of the terrella is uneven, as at O

Background imageMagnetism Collection: The Terrella experiments, page from Chapter 3 of De Magnete, Magneticisque Corporibus

The Terrella experiments, page from Chapter 3 of De Magnete, Magneticisque Corporibus
STC311043 The Terrella experiments, page from Chapter 3 of De Magnete, Magneticisque Corporibus, et de Magno Magnete Tellure, pub



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"Magnetism: Unveiling the Historic Journey of a Powerful Force" Step back in time to witness Dr William Gilbert (1544-1603) showcasing his groundbreaking Experiment on Electricity to none other than Queen Elizabeth I. This momentous event marked the beginning of our understanding of magnetism. Fast forward to 1954, where the invention of the mass spectrometer revolutionized scientific research by allowing us to study magnetic properties with unparalleled precision. One cannot discuss magnetism without mentioning magnetic repulsion, a phenomenon that has puzzled and fascinated scientists for centuries. Its discovery opened doors to endless possibilities and sparked countless innovations. Enter Nikola Tesla, the brilliant Serb-US physicist who harnessed magnetism's potential like no one else before him. His contributions laid the foundation for modern electrical power systems and propelled humanity into a new era. In 1883, mesmerizing artwork by George du Maurier depicted the development of Mesmeric Science, which explored the intricate relationship between magnetism and human consciousness. It captivated minds worldwide and ignited further exploration into this enigmatic force. Travel back even further to 1849 when Michael Faraday delved deep into studying both magnetism and gravity. His groundbreaking experiments paved the way for our current understanding of these fundamental forces that shape our universe. But let us not forget ancient China during Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD), where inventors first discovered magnets' extraordinary properties. Their ingenuity set in motion a chain reaction leading us towards unraveling nature's secrets. Returning once more to Dr William Gilbert captivating Queen Elizabeth I with his demonstrations; it was through his litho artwork that we can still visualize this historic encounter today—a testament to how far we've come since then. The concept of magnetic fields comes alive in stunning artwork C016/9855, showcasing their invisible yet powerful presence shaping everything around us—an awe-inspiring reminder of nature's hidden wonders waiting to be explored.