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Twenty-eight teams went head-to-head, testing their science knowledge and buzzer skills, for the chance to go to the nationals in April.
Students compete in 2020 SLAC Regional Science Bowl
A better understanding of this phenomenon, which is crucial to many processes that occur in biological systems and materials, could enable researchers to develop light-sensitive proteins for areas such as biological imaging and optogenetics.
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Cryogenic electron microscopy can in principle make out individual atoms in a molecule, but distinguishing the crisp from the blurry parts of an image can be a challenge. A new mathematical method may help.
An overall image of the apoferritin molecule (left) and a small section (right)
These inexpensive photosensitizers could make solar power and chemical manufacturing more efficient. Experiments at SLAC offer insight into how they work.
Illustration of carbene reaction pathways
SLAC scientists and collaborators are developing 3D copper printing techniques to build accelerator components.
3D-printed copper components
In regions that lack the resources to treat the contaminated water, it can lead to disease, cancer,...
Electrode tank
Siqi Li develops connections with people and concepts while working on new technologies for accelera...
Siqi Li headshot
Matching up maps of matter and light from the Dark Energy Survey and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope...
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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will be named for an influential astronomer who left the field b...
Vera Rubin