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Superconducting X-Ray Laser Takes Shape in Silicon Valley

The first cryomodule has arrived at SLAC. Linked together and chilled to nearly absolute zero, 37 of these segments will accelerate electrons to almost the speed of light and power an upgrade to the nation’s only X-ray free-electron laser facility.

Symmetry: Machine Evolution

Planning the next big science machine requires consideration of both the current landscape and the distant future.

Claudio Pellegrini Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Claudio Pellegrini, a distinguished professor emeritus of physics at UCLA and adjunct professor of photon science at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”