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Dominique White takes a look at the last cryomodule for LCLS-II delivered from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

I’m excited every day to come in and work with such an incredibly passionate team. I'm also excited to see the new research that this tool will allow scientists to develop, especially regarding the future of clean energy.”

Dominique White LCLS-II staff engineer
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SLAC Lab Director Chi-Chang Kao.

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Annual workshop for cryo-EM developments and a poster session.
Eric Cunningham, staff scientist in the Laser Science and Technology Division of LCLS.

It's the amazing people at SLAC that gave us our illustrious history, make it such a special place today and will ensure a continued impact into the future.”

Eric Cunningham LCLS staff scientist
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Our people in SLAC news

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Two GEM Fellows reflect on their summer internships at SLAC and share their thoughts on representation and mentorship.

Nate Keyes and Zariq George
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For decades, materials scientists have focused on materials that are relatively balanced and unchanging – but not Yijing Huang, a postdoctoral scholar at the...
Yijing Huang at Stanford University
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Gustavo Cezar wears two colorful hats as an engineer with SLAC’s GISMo lab.

SLAC engineer Gustavo Cezar stands at a dairy farm in Central California.
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Two GEM Fellows reflect on their summer internships at SLAC and share their thoughts on representation and mentorship.

Nate Keyes and Zariq George
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For decades, materials scientists have focused on materials that are relatively balanced and unchanging – but not Yijing Huang, a postdoctoral scholar at the...
Yijing Huang at Stanford University
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Gustavo Cezar wears two colorful hats as an engineer with SLAC’s GISMo lab.

SLAC engineer Gustavo Cezar stands at a dairy farm in Central California.
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After decades of experience in the DOE lab system and as director of a leading synchrotron light source, he’s back to where he earned...

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Nine faculty from Stanford and SLAC are among the 564 new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

head shots of all AAAs fellows
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This month marks the 30-year anniversary of the first website in North America, launched at SLAC. In this Q&A, one of the Wizards recalls...

Group photo of SLAC WWW Wizards in an office