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April 5, 2022
News Feature
The leaders of SLAC's Technology Innovation Directorate discuss how their group supports the lab's most innovative projects.
TID senior managers
March 10, 2022
News Feature
The Rubin Observatory's LSST Camera will take enormously detailed images of the night sky from atop a mountain in Chile. Down below the mountain, high-speed computers will send the data out into the world. What happens in between?
December 14, 2021
News Feature
The ePix series of detectors is designed to keep pace with ever more demanding experiments at SLAC and elsewhere.
Chris Kenney ePix
November 3, 2021
News Feature
Managing the unprecedented amount of data that will soon stream from Rubin Observatory means more than buying tons of hard drives. SLAC scientist Richard Dubois explains what will go into Rubin’s U.S. data facility.
A bearded man with glasses poses at a railing inside a building.
July 9, 2021
News Feature
She toured the lab’s powerful X-ray laser, looked at the construction of the world’s largest digital camera, and discussed climate research, industries of the future, and diversity, equity and inclusion in the sciences.
Secretary Granholm virtual visit
September 8, 2020
Press Release
The camera will explore cosmic mysteries as part of the Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time.
LSSTCam Focal Plane Header
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
October 18, 2018
News Feature
Using a 5,000-mile network loop operated by ESnet, researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) recently transferred 1 petabyte in 29 hours, with encryption and checksumming, beating last year's record by 5 hours, an almost 15 percent improvement.
April 17, 2018
News Feature
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will track billions of objects for 10 years, creating unprecedented opportunities for studies of cosmic mysteries.
LSST
January 9, 2018
News Feature
As members of the lab’s Computer Science Division, they develop the tools needed to handle ginormous data volumes produced by the next generation of scientific discovery machines.
SLAC Computer Science Team

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