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January 8, 2019
News Feature
Scientists, including researchers at SLAC, have only just begun to study the remarkably detailed map they created of a portion of the sky.
DES End of Observations
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
October 15, 2018
News Feature
Astrophysicists use a catalog of extended gamma-ray sources spotted by Fermi spacecraft to home in on mysterious properties of deep space.
Fermi extended sources
September 24, 2018
News Feature
SLAC receives three awards for the development of quantum technology for dark matter searches and quantum computing
Quantum Information Science
September 20, 2018
News Feature
New technology could help future SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment expand the search for light dark matter particles
SuperCDMS Prototype Crystal
September 18, 2018
News Feature
SLAC researchers play an important role in the data acquisition of the largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world, a prototype for the future Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.
ProtoDUNE Tracks
August 7, 2018
News Feature
The event attracted 124 participants and explores the successes and challenges of the theory that describes subatomic particles and fundamental forces.
SSI 2018
August 2, 2018
News Feature
The LSST cryostat, now fully assembled, will keep the camera’s image sensors continuously cooled to minus 150 degrees Fahrenheit for crisp, high-sensitivity views of the night skies.
LSST Cryostat Grid
August 1, 2018
News Feature
Researchers from SLAC and around the world increasingly use machine learning to handle Big Data produced in modern experiments and to study some of the most fundamental properties of the universe.
Machine Learning in HEP
July 31, 2018
News Feature
She’ll direct the future of astrophysics research at SLAC and Stanford for the next five years.
Risa Wechsler 2018