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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is a Department of Energy national lab run by Stanford in the heart of Silicon Valley. We invent scientific tools to explore the universe at its biggest, its smallest and its fastest.

Welcome to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Thousands of people from all over the world come together at SLAC to do science that helps

us understand the world we live in and improves our everyday lives.

SLAC is a Dept of Energy national lab run by Stanford in the heart of Silicon Valley.

We invent scientific tools to explore the universe at its biggest, its smallest and its fastest

From the tiniest of particles to the expanse of the cosmos...

from the molecular machines that are essential to life and finding cures for disease...

to future technologies for computing and clean energy.

Our bold and creative people are the heart of everything we do… combining their talents

and expertise in a spirit of collaboration, integrity and respect …

as we build a better future together.

Olivier Bonin/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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SLAC is a vibrant multiprogram laboratory that explores how the universe works at the biggest, smallest and fastest scales and invents powerful tools used by scientists around the globe. With research spanning particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology, materials, chemistry, bio- and energy sciences and scientific computing, we help solve real-world problems and advance the interests of the nation.

SLAC is operated by Stanford University for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.

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