In the decade since LCLS produced its first light, it has pushed boundaries in countless areas of discovery.
The goal: develop plasma technologies that could shrink future accelerators up to 1,000 times, potentially paving the way for next-generation particle colliders and powerful light sources.
The new technology could allow next-generation instruments to explore the atomic world in ever more detail.
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.
Innovations at SLAC, including the world’s shortest X-ray flashes, ultra-high-speed pulse trains and smart computer controls, promise to take ultrafast X-ray science to a whole new level.
The cryogenic plant responsible for keeping LCLS-II’s superconducting linear accelerator at just a few degrees above absolute zero recently received its first warm helium compressors.
In October, SLAC installed the first of LCLS-II’s cryogenic “feed caps” and “end caps.”
He is recognized for his numerous contributions to the advancement of accelerator physics, community service and education.
The early career award from SLAC’s X-ray laser recognizes Kjaer’s work in ultrafast X-ray science.
Berkeley Lab is overseeing development of specialized undulators that will produce X-ray light at LCLS-II by wiggling electrons.