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May 26, 2015
News Feature
The underground home of the LUX dark matter experiment has a rich scientific history.
September 23, 2014
Particle physicists and scientists from other disciplines are finding ways to help one another answer critical questions.
June 24, 2014
The 30-ton MicroBooNE detector, the cornerstone of Fermilab’s short-baseline neutrino program, will see neutrinos this year.
June 4, 2014
News Feature
If it exists, a type of decay called neutrinoless double-beta decay will show that neutrinos are their own antiparticles and can help scientists determine their masses.
Photo – SLAC engineers weld the xenon vessel shut
May 22, 2014
News Feature
The Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel’s report, released today, recommends a strategic path forward for US particle physics.
May 19, 2014
The Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel’s recommendations will set the course for the future of particle physics in the United States.
March 19, 2014
News Feature
Two scientists at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory made key contributions to the discovery of the first direct evidence for cosmic inflation – the rapid expansion of the infant universe in the first trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang.
Image - The BICEP2 detector shown in this electron-beam micrograph works by converting the light from the cosmic microwave background into heat. A titanium film tuned on its transition to a superconducting state makes a sensitive thermometer.
June 4, 2012
Press Release
Scientists studying neutrinos have found with the highest degree of sensitivity yet that these mysterious particles behave like other elementary particles at the quantum level.
EXO-200 in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
September 8, 2011
News Feature
Cooks think of watched pots. Handymen grumble about drying paint.
A very clean Knut Skarpaas, SLAC engineer, with half of the equally clean detector (Photo courtesy EXO collaboration.)