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July 23, 2019
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If a particle has no mass, how can it exist?
May 22, 2019
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The approach could advance our understanding of fundamental forces under extreme conditions with applications from astrophysics to fusion research.
QED extreme
August 7, 2018
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The event attracted 124 participants and explores the successes and challenges of the theory that describes subatomic particles and fundamental forces.
SSI 2018
February 5, 2018
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Nearly 200 guests attended a symposium on fundamental physics to celebrate the former deputy director’s numerous scientific contributions, which continue to have a tremendous impact on our understanding of the subatomic world.
Sid Drell Symposium January 2018
November 13, 2017
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The prestigious award recognizes her seminal contributions to particle physics.
Helen Quinn
October 10, 2017
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Constellations illustrates the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics—with a love story.
July 24, 2017
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A unique groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of construction of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility – future home of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, which promises to shed new light on how the universe works and why matter exists.
DUNE Groundbreaking
May 30, 2017
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How did the proton, photon and other particles get their names?
February 14, 2017
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H. Pierre Noyes, the first director of SLAC's Theory Group, died in Stanford on Sept. 30, 2016, at age 92. Noyes, a theoretical physicist, leaves behind a legacy of distinctive academic work and activism.
photo - pierre noyes
January 17, 2017
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How can we measure the worth of scientific knowledge? Economic analysts give it a shot.