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October 21, 2015
News Feature
President Obama honored a SLAC and UCLA scientist for work that paved the way for the brightest sources of X-ray light on the planet.
Image - Claudio Pellegrini, right, talks with President Obama in the Oval Office on Tuesday. (Pete Souza/Official White House Photo)
October 16, 2015
News Feature
The American Physical Society has recognized both researchers for their leading role in SLAC’s BABAR experiment, which confirmed theorists’ description of how nature treats matter and antimatter differently.
August 26, 2015
Press Release
A SLAC-led research team working at the lab’s FACET facility has demonstrated a new way of accelerating positrons that could help develop smaller, more economical future particle colliders.
August 7, 2015
News Feature
Scientists and engineers in South Korea will soon be using SLAC’s signature high-power radio-frequency amplifiers, called XL4 klystrons, to get the most out of their new X-ray laser.
June 8, 2015
News Feature
SLAC visiting scientist and consulting professor Claudio Pellegrini is honored for contributions to free-electron laser science.
Image - Claudio Pellegrini stands in the Linac Coherent Light Source Beam Transport Hall. The accelerated electron beam passes through here to the Undulator Hall, where electron bunches generate X-rays. (Michelle McCarron)
June 5, 2015
News Feature
How do accelerators survive in some of the most earthquake-prone regions on Earth?
May 5, 2015
News Feature
A commercial X-ray source with roots in SLAC research enables multi-mode computer tomography scans that outperform routine scans in hospitals. The technique could potentially find widespread use in medicine and other fields.
February 25, 2015
News Feature
A new study shows that crystals could become a valuable tool to control and manipulate electron beams in next-generation X-ray light sources and particle colliders.
January 16, 2015
News Feature
His election recognizes a long history of accomplishment that began more than two decades ago at the SLAC Linear Collider.
SLAC staff physicist Peter Rowson (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
December 3, 2014
News Feature
SLAC and RadiaBeam Systems have teamed up to construct a “dechirper” that will allow scientists to adjust the “color spectrum” of X-ray pulses in pioneering LCLS experiments.

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