April 12, 2017

SLAC Celebrates Femtosecond Week

SLAC Celebrates Femtosecond Week

Join us for five days of ultrafast science from April 17 to 21.

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(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.






(Greg Stewart/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

-Written by Amanda Solliday

Press Office Contact: Andrew Gordon,, (650) 926-2282

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