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June 20, 2019
News Feature
Four large meshes made from 2 miles of metal wire will extract potential signals of dark matter particles.
LZ Grids Weaving
June 19, 2019
News Feature
SLAC completed its work on ComCam, a commissioning device to be installed in Chile later this year.
LSST-ComCam
June 4, 2019
News Feature
Building the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope also means solving extraordinary technological challenges.
LSST camera engineering
April 10, 2019
News Feature
In the decade since LCLS produced its first light, it has pushed boundaries in countless areas of discovery.
Undulator Hall
March 5, 2019
News Feature
The LSST camera integration and testing team inserted a raft of nine imaging sensors into the body of the ComCam. This miniature version of the LSST camera will be used for telescope commissioning. Check out photos of this and other recent activity from the LSST camera clean room.
February 22, 2019
News Feature
SLAC Director Chi-Chang Kao spoke to the Stanford University Faculty Senate at its Feb. 21 meeting.
Chi-Chang Kao at Stanford Faculty Senate meeting
February 19, 2019
News Feature
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will track billions of objects for 10 years, creating unprecedented opportunities for studies of cosmic mysteries.
LSST Data Management
January 8, 2019
News Feature
Scientists, including researchers at SLAC, have only just begun to study the remarkably detailed map they created of a portion of the sky.
DES End of Observations
December 13, 2018
Press Release
SLAC scientists find a new way to explain how a black hole’s plasma jets boost particles to the highest energies observed in the universe. The results could also prove useful for fusion and accelerator research on Earth.
Cosmic particle accelerators
November 13, 2018
News Feature
Predicted by Einstein and discovered in 1979, gravitational lensing helps astrophysicists understand the evolving shape of the universe.

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