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July 24, 2014
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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
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Together, three experiments, two with major SLAC contributions, will search for a variety of types of dark matter particles.
July 1, 2014
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Two dark matter hunters with decades of experience between them are turning SLAC into their base of operations for LZ, the next big dark matter search.
Photo - Dark matter hunters Thomas Shutt (l) and Daniel Akerib.
May 22, 2014
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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.
April 3, 2014
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Scientists say collisions between dark matter particles might be the cause of a curious excess of gamma-ray light coming from the center of our ga
March 19, 2014
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Two scientists at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory made key contributions to the discovery of the first direct evidence for cosmic inflation – the rapid expansion of the infant universe in the first trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang.
Image - The BICEP2 detector shown in this electron-beam micrograph works by converting the light from the cosmic microwave background into heat. A titanium film tuned on its transition to a superconducting state makes a sensitive thermometer.
February 28, 2014
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In a newly announced result from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search experiment, scientists have placed a more stringent limit on "light," or low-mass, dark matter. SLAC and Stanford members of CDMS created the detectors used in the search, and SLAC graduate student Kristi Schneck was a key member of the analysis team that produced the result.
February 6, 2014
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Teachers are using Google+ to bring their classes behind the scenes at national laboratories and to teach students about careers in STEM.
November 27, 2013
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SLAC's Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) recently hosted many of the top scientists in the field to discuss the most important questions to confront in the coming decade.
KIPAC mosaic