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December 4, 2013
How is it possible to look at the earliest moments of the universe?
The Early Universe
November 27, 2013
News Feature
SLAC's Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) recently hosted many of the top scientists in the field to discuss the most important questions to confront in the coming decade.
KIPAC mosaic
November 25, 2013
In scientific circles, “mock” is not always a four-letter word. To test that they’re interpreting their massive amounts of data correctly, astrophysicists create even more data: “mock” data. And while that may be counterintuitive at first, it actually makes a surprising amount of sense.
November 21, 2013
News Feature
SLAC and Stanford physicists played a key role in monitoring and analyzing the brightest gamma ray burst ever measured, and suggest that its never-before-seen features could call for a rewrite of current theories.
Image - Collapsing star shooting out jet of gas
November 19, 2013
News Feature
On Dec. 2-4, scientists from around the United States will meet at SLAC to discuss some of the most pressing scientific questions in particle physics and the experiments needed to answer them. You’re invited!
Steve Ritz at Fermilab Town Hall
November 12, 2013
News Feature
Scientists in SLAC's Integrated Circuits Department reach a new frontier in ultrafast X-ray science with intricately designed signal-processing chips that translate particles of light into bits of data.
Photo - Four ePix100 prototype chips bonded in a test setup. (Brad Plummer/SLAC)
November 4, 2013
Particle astrophysicists are helping illuminate the dark side of the universe for a new show at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
October 30, 2013
News Feature
Traces of iron spread smoothly throughout a massive galaxy cluster tell the 10 billion-year-old story of exploding supernovae and fierce outbursts from supermassive black holes sowing heavy elements throughout the early cosmos.
Image: Illustration of some markers of the universe's turbulent youth, such as supernova explosions and active galactic nuclei (Akihiro Ikeshita).
October 24, 2013
(symmetry magazine) Through the “Snowmass” process, US particle physicists thoroughly considered the field’s most compelling unanswered questions and ways to realistically answer them.
October 18, 2013
News Feature
SLAC particle theorist Lance Dixon has been named co-winner of the 2014 J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics, awarded each year by the American Physical Society.
Photo – SLAC particle theorist Lance Dixon, one of th...

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