SLAC Director Chi-Chang Kao spoke to the Stanford University Faculty Senate at its Feb. 21 meeting.
Using a 5,000-mile network loop operated by ESnet, researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) recently transferred 1 petabyte in 29 hours, with encryption and checksumming, beating last year's record by 5 hours, an almost 15 percent improvement.
The annual conference for scientists who conduct research at SLAC’s light sources engaged about 400 researchers in talks, workshops and discussions.
A team of electrical designers develops specialized microchips for a broad range of scientific applications, including X-ray science and particle physics.
Their work will deepen our understanding of matter in extreme conditions and fundamental particle physics.
Tony Heinz and Z-X Shen will receive funding for research focused on catalysis and novel states of matter.
The new technology could allow next-generation instruments to explore the atomic world in ever more detail.
The DOE’s top official met with SLAC staff and toured the Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser, where a superconducting upgrade is underway.
Unique device will create bunches of electrons to stimulate million-per-second X-ray pulses for LCLS-II.
The 40-foot-long segment of the new superconducting accelerator arrived on January 19, 2018 after a cross-country trip from Fermilab.