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Revealing nature’s fastest processes with X-rays, lasers and electrons
Studying the particles and forces that knit the cosmos together
Building smaller, faster, more powerful accelerators for all
Understanding the machinery of life at its most basic level
Inventing new tools for science and society
Finding clean, sustainable solutions for the world’s energy challenges
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Learn more about the places where science happens at SLAC: our major facilities, institutes and centers.
Linac Coherent Light Source
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource
Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests
Cryogenic Electron Microscopy
Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Science
Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology
Stanford PULSE Institute
Center for Interface Science & Catalysis
SLAC & Stanford build the world’s largest digital camera for the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST).
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Associate Lab Director, Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) Directorate