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February 6, 2014
News Feature
As part of the opening of the new Research Support Building, SLAC's Archives and History Office is currently displaying a photo exhibition called "SLAC Perspectives: Then and Now." These photos, taken from the new exhibit, give a glimpse of SLAC's construction and early years.
Photo - linac construction
July 18, 2013
News Feature
The colony of honeybees that's lived in an old blue oak tree in front of Building 41 for nearly 50 years has been relocated because the decaying tree must be cut down, for safety's sake, prior to the building's renovation. Some of the bees will be offered to help with breeding research.
Photo - bees on honeycomb
July 8, 2013
News Feature
Last Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of an historic event: In 1973, a team of research pioneers extracted hard X-rays for the first time from SLAC's SPEAR accelerator.
Photo - SSRP pilot project beamline inside SPEAR, 07/06/1973. (SLAC Archives)
February 3, 2013
News Feature
SLAC Deputy Director Emeritus and Stanford University Hoover Senior Fellow Sidney Drell was one of 12 distinguished researchers presented with the National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama in a Feb. 1 ceremony at the White House.
Photo - Sidney Drell standing with President Obama
June 2, 2011
News Feature
In 1971, physicist Burton Richter of Stanford Linear Accelerator Center was building a new type of particle collider called a storage ring.
soft X-ray fluorescence at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source

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