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January 9, 2015
Press Release
Plans to build the world’s largest digital camera at SLAC have reached a major milestone, with funding approval for the 3,200-megapixel camera. The camera will be the centerpiece of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will provide unprecedented details of the universe and help address some of its biggest mysteries.
November 26, 2014
News Feature
Abel, associate physics professor at Stanford and at SLAC and acting director of KIPAC, was recognized for the advances he’s made using supercomputers to explore the first billion years of cosmic history.
Photo - tom abel
October 21, 2014
News Feature
SLAC will participate in Discovery Days at AT&T Park – the concluding highlight of the fourth annual Bay Area Science Festival.
Image - “Discovery Days” at AT&T Park transforms the home of the San Francisco Giants into a science wonderland. SLAC will have two booths this year. (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
October 8, 2014
News Feature
Astrophysicists inspire space-related projects at a 24-hour hack-a-thon in San Francisco.
September 18, 2014
A possible sign of dark matter will eventually become clear, according to promising signs from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment.
August 20, 2014
News Feature
Physicists have good reason to believe 85 percent of the matter in the universe is currently undetectable. But not being able to see it didn’t keep students at the 42nd SLAC Summer Institute from learning about it.
Photo - SSI speaker Tracy Slatyer of MIT
August 11, 2014
News Feature
A team of scientists generated a giant cosmic simulation—and now they're giving it away.
August 4, 2014
News Feature
SLAC is leading the construction of LSST's 3,200-megapixel camera. The telescope will start surveying the entire visible southern sky in 2022.
July 24, 2014
News Feature
Step on a scale and you’ll get a quick measure of your weight. Weighing galaxy clusters, groups of hundreds or thousands of galaxies bound together by gravity, isn’t so easy. But scientists have many ways to do it.
July 11, 2014
News Feature
Together, three experiments, two with major SLAC contributions, will search for a variety of types of dark matter particles.

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