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November 4, 2014
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SIMES researcher and Stanford physics professor Shoucheng Zhang has been named a recipient of the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics, one of the oldest and most prestigious science awards in the United States.
October 13, 2014
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Johnson and his team assist scientists with synchrotron experiments and work to keep X-ray beamlines running at SLAC.
Image - Bart Johnson of SLAC's Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource is congratulated by X-ray science luminary Farrel W. Lytle after receiving an annual award. (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
October 3, 2014
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Burton Richter, Nobel laureate and director emeritus at SLAC, has been selected by President Obama to receive the National Medal of Science – the nation's highest honor for achievement in the field of science.
September 11, 2014
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Three scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have received international prizes for their achievements in free-electron laser science.
Image - From left, SLAC's Erik Hemsing, Zhirong Huang and William Fawley accept awards during the 36th International Free Electron Laser Conference in Basel, Switzerland. At right is SLAC's Paul Emma, who served as this year's FEL Prize committee chairman
June 19, 2014
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Harold Hwang, the deputy director of SLAC's Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES), has been awarded the 2014 EPS Condensed Matter Division Europhysics Prize for his role in the discovery and investigation of electron liquids at oxide interfaces.
May 21, 2014
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The Department of Energy has awarded two Stanford scientists funding through the agency’s Early Career Research Program.
April 17, 2014
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Agostino Marinelli, a postdoctoral researcher in the Accelerator Directorate, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Frank Sacherer Prize from the European Physical Society.
SLAC accelerator physicist Agostino Marinelli in the LCLS Undulator Hall
March 26, 2014
One common stereotype of a theoretical physicist is the solitary scientist, scribbling away in his or her office and only emerging when there’s a "Eureka!" in the offing. SLAC accelerator physicist Gennady Stupakov would beg to differ.
Photo - Gennady Stupakov, SLAC accelerator theorist.
March 12, 2014
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Stanford graduate student Spencer Gessner has received a Siemann fellowship to help him continue his research into cutting-edge accelerator physics at SLAC's Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests.
Photo – Spencer Gessner, 2014 Siemann Fellow
October 24, 2013
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FACET postdoc Sébastien Corde has been recognized not once, not twice, not three times, but four times for his research into developing small, economical sources of X-rays using laser-plasma interactions.
Photo – Sébastien Corde, an accelerator physicist at SLAC, accepts the John Dawson Thesis Prize from plasma physicist Robert Bingham. (Scott Green)

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