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July 19, 2021
News Feature
The research could lead to a better understanding of extreme astrophysical environments and the development of compact high-energy radiation sources for science.
high-energy electrons strengthen magnetic fields
March 31, 2020
News Feature
Just like we orbit the sun and the moon orbits us, the Milky Way has satellite galaxies with their own satellites. Drawing from data on those galactic neighbors, a new model suggests the Milky Way should have an additional 100 or so very faint satellite galaxies awaiting discovery.
Dark matter forms into clumps, where galaxies and satellite galaxies form.
July 11, 2019
News Feature
A SLAC/Stanford study of the population of satellite galaxies orbiting the Milky Way provides new clues about the particle nature of dark matter.
Dark matter simulation
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
August 3, 2017
Press Release
SLAC and Stanford astrophysicists made crucial contributions to the galaxy survey, showing that the universe clumps and expands as predicted by our best cosmological models.
Blanco Telescope
November 15, 2016
News Feature
Physicists and scientific computing experts prepare for an onslaught of petabytes.
October 7, 2016
News Feature
KIPAC’s Ralf Kaehler and Tom Abel contributed two scenes to the science documentary narrated by Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.
August 9, 2016
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The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument will measure light from 35 million cosmic objects for new insights into what causes the universe to expand faster and faster.
May 26, 2016
News Feature
Finding ways to handle torrents of data from LSST and LCLS-II will also advance “exascale” computing.