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November 18, 2015
News Feature
Researchers are searching for a quantum theory of gravity that could help answer fundamental questions about the universe, from the very first moments after the Big Bang to the physics of black holes.
September 23, 2015
News Feature
SLAC is ramping up its efforts to understand neutrinos – elusive fundamental particles whose properties may help researchers solve a number of cosmic mysteries.
September 21, 2015
News Feature
The DOE has approved the project’s scientific scope, schedule and funding. SLAC researchers are among the 200 physicists and astronomers who make up the international DESI Collaboration.
August 31, 2015
Press Release
The Department of Energy has approved the start of construction for a 3.2-gigapixel digital camera – the world’s largest – at the heart of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).
August 27, 2015
Theorists from the Institute for Advanced Study have proposed a way forward in the quest to test string theory.
August 25, 2015
News Feature
Exploding stars have an immense capacity to destroy—and create.
August 18, 2015
News Feature
How can we figure out when the universe began?
February 19, 2015
News Feature
Citizen scientists dive into particle physics and astrophysics research.
January 30, 2015
News Feature
A previous study claiming the discovery of gravitational waves as cosmic inflation’s fingerprint has most likely been over-interpreted, scientists found in a joint analysis between the Planck and BICEP2 experiments.
January 12, 2015
News Feature
After more than six years of grinding and polishing, the first-ever dual-surface mirror for a major telescope is complete.