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SLAC Celebrates Femtosecond Week

SLAC Celebrates Femtosecond Week

April 12, 2017

(Greg Stewart/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

Got a millionth of a billionth of a second? There’s science that actually happens on this timescale.

Join us online for a week of ultrafast science from April 17 to 21. Learn more about how scientists and engineers use electron beams and bright pulses of light from the Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser and other advanced lasers to capture some of nature’s speediest processes that occur in just femtoseconds, or quadrillionths of a second.

Join the conversation on social media with #femtoweek.

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(Greg Stewart/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

-Written by Amanda Solliday


Press Office Contact: Andrew Gordon, agordon@slac.stanford.edu, (650) 926-2282


SLAC is a multi-program laboratory exploring frontier questions in photon science, astrophysics, particle physics and accelerator research. Located in Menlo Park, California, SLAC is operated by Stanford University for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. To learn more, please visit www.slac.stanford.edu.

LCLS is a DOE Office of Science User Facility.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy. 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. For more information, please visit science.energy.gov.

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(Greg Stewart/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)