The Accelerator Directorate fosters world leading accelerator science and technologies for future accelerators, while enabling user research and accelerator R&D programs today.
From studying chemical reactions that happen in the femtosecond timescale to advancing society’s energy technology, the Energy Sciences Directorate’s research addresses an enormous range of critical scientific challenges.
The Fundamental Physics Directorate brings together scientists and technologies that support national priorities in particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology to explore the basic particles and forces that knit the cosmos together.
The Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC takes X-ray snapshots of atoms and molecules at work, revealing fundamental processes in materials, technology and living things.
The Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource provides extremely bright X-rays that can be used to investigate various forms of matter ranging from objects of atomic and molecular size to man-made materials with unusual properties.
The Technology Innovation Directorate leverages state-of-the-art scientific expertise and advanced instrumentation to develop novel technologies for a diverse sponsor base and for the benefit of the nation.
The Laboratory Directed Research & Development program allocates resources to SLAC scientists to make rapid contributions in new areas, tackle high-risk/high-payoff problems and develop cross-disciplinary approaches to important scientific and technological challenges.
Find your career at SLAC and join a creative, diverse and united workforce – people with a wide variety of experiences, ideas, skills and backgrounds.
Partnering with industry is part of SLAC’s mission to innovate and advance fundamental science and push the bounds of technology.
Get an overview of research at SLAC: X-ray & ultrafast science, particle and astrophysics, cosmology, particle accelerators, biology, energy and technology.