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September 4, 2014
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Physicists and other scientists use the GEANT4 toolkit to identify problems before they occur.
August 20, 2014
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Physicists have good reason to believe 85 percent of the matter in the universe is currently undetectable. But not being able to see it didn’t keep students at the 42nd SLAC Summer Institute from learning about it.
Photo - SSI speaker Tracy Slatyer of MIT
August 11, 2014
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A team of scientists generated a giant cosmic simulation—and now they're giving it away.
August 7, 2014
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Brian Greene welcomes the Internet to physics class with World Science U.
August 5, 2014
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Last year, a monster magnet set out from Brookhaven National Lab on an epic trek by land and sea to Fermilab, where it will serve as the heart of a search for evidence of new subatomic particles. Last month, researchers came to SLAC to test the eyes and nerves of the same experiment: a cutting-edge design for a new detector.
Photo – The Muon g-2 Detector Group
August 4, 2014
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SLAC is leading the construction of LSST's 3,200-megapixel camera. The telescope will start surveying the entire visible southern sky in 2022.
July 31, 2014
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With two SLAC researchers in the lead, an analysis of the enigmatic Fermi bubbles has narrowed down the number of possibilities for their origin, but hasn't completely solved the puzzle.
Image - Artist's representation of Fermi bubbles
July 29, 2014
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Photon science, a spin-off of particle physics, has returned to its roots for help developing better, faster detectors.
July 24, 2014
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Step on a scale and you’ll get a quick measure of your weight. Weighing galaxy clusters, groups of hundreds or thousands of galaxies bound together by gravity, isn’t so easy. But scientists have many ways to do it.
July 22, 2014
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A determined volunteer gives an old detector new life as the centerpiece of a cosmic ray exhibit.