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February 14, 2017
News Feature
H. Pierre Noyes, the first director of SLAC's Theory Group, died in Stanford on Sept. 30, 2016, at age 92. Noyes, a theoretical physicist, leaves behind a legacy of distinctive academic work and activism.
photo - pierre noyes
February 3, 2017
News Feature
An ancient surprise surfaced in 1964 during construction of the 2-mile linear accelerator.
December 12, 2016
News Feature
SLAC launched America’s first website on Dec. 12, 1991.
May 4, 2016
News Feature
The lab’s signature particle highway prepares to enter another era of transformative science as the home of the LCLS-II X-ray laser.
October 22, 2015
News Feature
An all-day symposium recognized the professor emeritus for his many contributions to the scientific community, from pioneering synchrotron radiation research at SSRL to making science policies on Capitol Hill.
October 16, 2015
News Feature
The American Physical Society has recognized both researchers for their leading role in SLAC’s BABAR experiment, which confirmed theorists’ description of how nature treats matter and antimatter differently.
April 20, 2015
News Feature
The European Physical Society honors Bjorken’s theoretical work on the parton structure of the proton, which contributed to the development of a theory of the strong nuclear force.
February 13, 2015
News Feature
Honored for early theoretical predictions that helped elucidate the nature of the strong force and the structure of the proton, he is still shaking things up today.
SLAC theoretical physicist James D. "BJ" Bjorken
November 11, 2014
News Feature
Forty years ago, two different research groups announced the discovery of the same new particle and redefined how physicists view the universe.
October 29, 2014
News Feature
The Stanford University Libraries have launched the “Wayback” system – a Web archive that features SLAC’s earliest websites dating back to 1991.