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Energy Secretary Bill Richardson today joined leading scientists from around the world at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) to dedicate a state-of-the-art research facility called the B Factory.

Bill Richardson

A sophisticated new "particle smasher" at Stanford University built to explore the difference between matter and antimatter came to life this week with the successful achievement of its first collisions.

View down the tunnel of the Asymmetric B Factory.

An experiment and a detailed design study recently have opened the way to the development of an x-ray laser.

Layout of the Linac Coherent Light Source

Jonathan Dorfan, associate director of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and head of its B-Factory project, has been named SLAC's third director, President Gerhard Casper announced Tuesday, Dec. 22.

Jonathan Dorfan

Dr. Lev Okun will receive a special award created by the Open Society Institute (George Soros, Chairman) in recognition of his work in support of scientists in Russia. Sidney Drell will present the award on behalf of George Soros.

Lev Okun and Sidney Drell at the installation of the BaBar Coil at SLAC's IR2
The White House has announced the intent to nominate Arthur Bienenstock to the post of Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Bienenstock is Director of the  Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, a division of the  Stanford...
News Feature · VIA Stanford Magazine

The Making of Project M

Forty years ago,Wolfgang Panofsky dreamed up the largest, most expensive piece of machinery ever used in experimental physics. Today we call it SLAC.

Project M article on front page of Stanford Daily newspaper in 1960