Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology (KIPAC)

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July 31, 2013
News Feature
For the 41st annual Particle Physics & Astrophysics Department’s SLAC Summer Institute (SSI), organizers introduced a successful new feature.
May 21, 2013
News Feature
Now that it looks like the hunt for the Higgs boson is over, particles of dark matter are at the top of the physics "Most Wanted" list.
KIPAC theorists (l to r) Louis Strigari, Risa Wechsler and Yao-Yuan Mao discussing dark matter velocity distributions. (Credit: Luis Fernandez.)
March 13, 2013
News Feature
The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) announced today that Dr. Steven M. Kahn will assume the role of Director of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Project effective July 1, 2013.
Photo of Steven M. Kahn
February 14, 2013
Press Release
A new study confirms what scientists have long suspected: Cosmic rays – energetic particles that pelt Earth from all directions – are born in the violent aftermath of supernovas, exploding stars throughout the galaxy.
Artist's rendition of a supernova shock wave
November 19, 2012
News Feature
Black holes are the ultimate Bogeyman.
Image - Black hole simulation with accretion disk and...
April 24, 2012
Press Release
Menlo Park, Calif. — A 3.2 billion-pixel digital camera designed by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is now one step closer to reality.
LSST Lens

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