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Cui was honored for his work on materials chemistry for energy and the environment, and Wechsler for scientific contributions and leadership of large programs in cosmology.
Portraits of Yi Cui and Risa Wechsler
Most new materials are discovered near the proverbial shore. Now, scientists deploy artificial intelligence and high-throughput experimental techniques to search previously uncharted waters to find revolutionary new materials.
A ship sails along a coastline, while a sea monster swims near an island where treasure can be found.
A better understanding of how this happens could help researchers hone future electronic measurements and offer insights into how X-rays interact with matter on ultrafast time scales.
Image - Artist's rendering of two laser beams striking sample.
SLAC cosmologists are using multiple images of the same quasars, produced by massive galaxies’ gravitational pull, to calibrate cosmic distances. Their work may help resolve long-standing debates about how quickly the universe is expanding.
Light from a distant quasar bends around a galaxy, creating four images of the quasar.
Nearly 75 years after the puzzling first detection of the kaon, scientists are still looking to the...
A board game called
The center complements other NIH centers at SLAC and elsewhere that broaden access to this cutting-e...
Cryo-EM images of yeast cells with contents highlighted
Images reveal how some antibodies may block SARS-CoV-2 infection.
A rendering of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Scientists at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource will study plastics and biologically-mo...
Clear plastic bottles
The initiative will give scientists more access to powerful lasers at universities and labs.