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X-ray Laser Gives Buckyballs a Big Kick

Scientists at SLAC have been blowing up "buckyballs" – soccer-ball-shaped carbon molecules – with an X-ray laser to understand how they fly apart. The results, they say, will help them interpret X-ray images of tiny viruses, individual proteins and other important biomolecules.

Symmetry: Computing Power for All

The Open Science Grid enables faster, more efficient analysis of LHC data—and also contributes to advancements in fields from geology to medicine.

Harold Hwang Wins Prestigious European Physics Prize

Harold Hwang, the deputy director of SLAC's Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES), has been awarded the 2014 EPS Condensed Matter Division Europhysics Prize for his role in the discovery and investigation of electron liquids at oxide interfaces.

Curiosity Created the Chemist

A sense of adventure and intellectual rigor led PULSE chemistry professor Kelly Gaffney to a successful career in science.