SLAC's mission, vision and values tell our story – what we do, and why. These statements are guiding principles that define our purpose, frame our lab’s goals and challenge us to see beyond the science we do today to the discoveries and impact we can have tomorrow.
What we do
We explore how the universe works at the biggest, smallest and fastest scales and invent powerful tools used by scientists around the globe. Our research helps solve real-world problems and advances the interests of the nation.
What we strive for
We open new windows to the natural world and build a brighter future through scientific discovery.