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June 3, 2014
News Feature
After working with particle accelerators his entire professional career, Heather Rock Woods’ father placed himself in the path of a beam to fight cancer.
June 2, 2014
Understanding the origins of our solar system, the future of our planet or humanity requires complex calculations run on high-power computers.
Photo - tom abel in srcc
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.
May 12, 2014
The Planck mission released a first glimpse of data that, later this year, will test BICEP2’s discovery of gravitational waves.
May 8, 2014
News Feature
About 550 visitors from all over the Bay Area came to explore a wide range of the institute’s cosmic research topics.
Photo - 3-D movies at the 2014 KIPAC open house
May 5, 2014
News Feature
In a few years, scientists will come out with a new map of a third of the sky, one that will go deeper and bring that depth into sharper focus than any survey has yet achieved.
May 2, 2014
An engineer at SLAC laboratory constructed a full-scale model of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope's cryostat in his spare time.
May 2, 2014
News Feature
SLAC recently hosted a forward-looking group of theoretical and experimental particle physicists. Their purpose: Follow the science to determine what a post-LHC collider could teach us about the universe.
Photo - Members of the Physics at 100 TeV workshop
April 29, 2014
News Feature
Science is no longer the wallflower who doesn’t get asked to the dance, writes physicist Glen Crawford in an essay about science outreach past and present.