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November 5, 2014
Press Release
Scientists have demonstrated that a promising technique for accelerating electrons on waves of hot plasma is efficient enough to power a new generation of shorter, more economical accelerators.
September 30, 2014
As charged-particle therapies grow in popularity, physicists are working with other experts to make them smaller, cheaper and more effective—and m
September 11, 2014
News Feature
Three scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have received international prizes for their achievements in free-electron laser science.
Image - From left, SLAC's Erik Hemsing, Zhirong Huang and William Fawley accept awards during the 36th International Free Electron Laser Conference in Basel, Switzerland. At right is SLAC's Paul Emma, who served as this year's FEL Prize committee chairman
August 5, 2014
News Feature
Last year, a monster magnet set out from Brookhaven National Lab on an epic trek by land and sea to Fermilab, where it will serve as the heart of a search for evidence of new subatomic particles. Last month, researchers came to SLAC to test the eyes and nerves of the same experiment: a cutting-edge design for a new detector.
Photo – The Muon g-2 Detector Group
July 29, 2014
News Feature
Researchers at SLAC collaborate with small businesses to develop technology so it can benefit the world at large.
A copper acceleration cavity with an extremely thin coating of tungsten.
July 16, 2014
News Feature
Following an absence of six years, beams of positrons – the antimatter twins of electrons – are once more streaming through SLAC's linear accelerator to waiting experiments.
Photo – FACET instruments, including plasma oven for plasma wakefield experiments.
June 6, 2014
News Feature
SLAC scientists have found a new way to produce bright pulses of light from accelerated electrons that could shrink "light source" technology used around the world since the 1970s to examine details of atoms and chemical reactions.
Image - Muhammad Shumail, a PhD student, inspects the microwave undulator that he worked to design and build. (Fabricio Sousa/SLAC)
June 3, 2014
News Feature
After working with particle accelerators his entire professional career, Heather Rock Woods’ father placed himself in the path of a beam to fight cancer.
May 22, 2014
News Feature
The Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel’s report, released today, recommends a strategic path forward for US particle physics.
May 19, 2014
The Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel’s recommendations will set the course for the future of particle physics in the United States.

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