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October 21, 2020
News Feature
At the Machine Shop, Pete Franco crafts beautiful, intricate and precise parts for the lab’s latest scientific tools.
Pete Franco at the SLAC Machine Shop
October 12, 2020
Press Release
FACET-II will pave the way for a future generation of particle colliders and powerful light sources, opening avenues in high-energy physics, medicine, and materials, biological and energy science.
FACET II
September 30, 2020
News Feature
Daniel Ratner, head of SLAC’s machine learning initiative, explains the lab’s unique opportunities to advance scientific discovery through machine learning.
Daniel Ratner
September 24, 2020
News Brief
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers recognizes his contributions to developing electron beams that power unique ‘electron cameras’ and could advance X-ray lasers.
Xijie Wang
September 14, 2020
News Brief
This leap in capability will allow scientists to investigate quantum and chemical systems more directly than ever before.
SXU
August 25, 2020
News Feature
Their work uses machine learning to transform the way scientists tune particle accelerators for experiments and solve longstanding mysteries in astrophysics and cosmology.
Portraits of Auralee Edelen and Kimmy Wu
July 17, 2020
Press Release
Marking the beginning of the LCLS-II era, the first phase of the major upgrade comes online.
new undulator hall
April 29, 2020
News Feature
It combines human knowledge and expertise with the speed and efficiency of “smart” computer algorithms.
Accelerator Control Room
March 5, 2020
News Feature
Researchers have squeezed a high-energy electron beam into tight bundles using terahertz radiation, a promising advance in watching the ultrafast world of atoms unfold.
Snively-Othman-UED
February 24, 2020
News Brief
A cheap technique could detect neutrinos in polar ice, eventually allowing researchers to expand the energy reach of IceCube without breaking the bank.
Radar echo

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