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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.
October 23, 2018
News Feature
These projects, selected during the process to plan the future of US particle physics, are all set to come online within the next 10 years.
October 18, 2018
News Feature
Our best model of particle physics explains only about 5 percent of the universe.
October 15, 2018
News Feature
Astrophysicists use a catalog of extended gamma-ray sources spotted by Fermi spacecraft to home in on mysterious properties of deep space.
Fermi extended sources
October 2, 2018
News Feature
In a first, researchers measure extremely small and fast changes that occur in plasma when it’s zapped with a laser. Their technique will have applications in astrophysics, medicine and fusion energy.
LCLS Plasma Expansion
August 23, 2018
News Feature
A team of electrical designers develops specialized microchips for a broad range of scientific applications, including X-ray science and particle physics.
Electronics artists

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