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October 22, 2013
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Sean Brennan's decades of X-ray expertise keep pulling him back to SLAC even though he formally retired in 2008. During a recent visit to the lab, he accepted the Farrel W. Lytle Award for his extensive contributions to SLAC's Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL).
Photo - Sean Brennan is pictured here in 1997, his 20...
October 18, 2013
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SLAC particle theorist Lance Dixon has been named co-winner of the 2014 J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics, awarded each year by the American Physical Society.
Photo – SLAC particle theorist Lance Dixon, one of th...
October 8, 2013
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The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert to recognize their work developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field. U.S. scientists played a significant role in advancing their theory and confirming it with the discovery of the Higgs boson.
ATLAS event display of a Higgs to four electrons candidate event. (courtesy CERN)
September 10, 2013
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Dao Xiang, a SLAC accelerator physicist, has received an international award for his work on a technique for tuning an electron beam with a laser to produce X-ray pulses with more uniform and predictable properties.
Dao Xiang. (Matt Beardsley/SLAC)
September 4, 2013
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Guarav "Gino" Giri, who this summer completed his doctoral work in chemical engineering at Stanford, has been selected to receive this year's Melvin P. Klein Scientific Development Award for his pioneering work aimed at understanding and improving organic semiconductor performance and developing new production methods.
Photo - Guarav "Gino" Giri prepares a coating experim...
August 22, 2013
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Jonathan Rivnay, a former Stanford graduate student who is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Center of Microelectronics in Provence, France, will receive this year's William E. and Diane M. Spicer Young Investigator Award in recognition of his synchrotron studies of organic semiconductors.
Photo - Jonathan Rivnay, a former Stanford graduate student, has been selected to receive an annual award in recognition of his synchrotron-based research. (Jonathan Rivnay)
May 16, 2013
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Two SLAC physicists with decades of particle accelerator experience helped a Silicon Valley company design and build X-ray devices that scan cargo containers for nuclear materials and other hazards.
Photo - Juwen Wang, left, and Roger Miller. (Credit: ...
May 14, 2013
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Three SLAC scientists will receive Early Career Research Program grants from the U.S. Department of Energy for research to boost the peak power of X-ray laser pulses, model catalytic chemical reactions and build better simulations of particle collisions at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.
Photos - From left, Thomas Bligaard, Stefan Hoeche and Juhao Wu. (Credits: Matt Beardsley, Juhao Wu)
April 30, 2013
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Two SLAC-affiliated professors were recently elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Photos of SLAC-affiliated professors Bienenstock (left) and Michelson (right)
February 3, 2013
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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