SLAC owes its identity, and in fact its very existence, to our essential and longstanding connections with the Department of Energy and Stanford University. SLAC is one of 17 DOE national laboratories – the most comprehensive research system of its kind in the world. Stanford was intimately involved in the founding of the lab in 1962, and it operates SLAC for the DOE Office of Science. Our ties with Stanford have grown over the years to include a number of joint institutes and facilities and many joint research efforts. These relationships and continuing support from DOE are vital to our mission and to the growth and direction of our research programs.
SLAC sits on Stanford land, our people are Stanford employees and our faculty teach and mentor Stanford graduate students, helping to train the next generation. Our combined intellectual power fuels exciting collaborations between scientists and engineers from a wide range of fields.
Stanford has made numerous investments in the lab and provides key services that make our operations more efficient. SLAC also plays a key role for Stanford, which benefits from our deep expertise in key areas and from our ability to develop and run large-scale research facilities.
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The lab will help fund the work of researchers who use artificial intelligence and machine learning to make energy systems more sustainable, affordable, resilient and fair to all socioeconomic groups.