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Cosmic Inflation Remains Undiscovered

A previous study claiming the discovery of gravitational waves as cosmic inflation’s fingerprint has most likely been over-interpreted, scientists found in a joint analysis between the Planck and BICEP2 experiments.

Symmetry: Mirror, Mirror

After more than six years of grinding and polishing, the first-ever dual-surface mirror for a major telescope is complete.

World’s Most Powerful Camera Receives Funding Approval

Plans to build the world’s largest digital camera at SLAC have reached a major milestone, with funding approval for the 3,200-megapixel camera. The camera will be the centerpiece of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will provide unprecedented details of the universe and help address some of its biggest mysteries.

Is the Higgs Boson a Piece of the Matter-Antimatter Puzzle?

Experiments have helped explain some of the imbalance between matter and antimatter in the universe, but not all of it. Now a SLAC theorist and his colleagues have laid out a possible method for determining if the Higgs boson is involved.