2015 News Feature Archive

April 20, 2015
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The European Physical Society honors Bjorken’s theoretical work on the parton structure of the proton, which contributed to the development of a theory of the strong nuclear force.
April 14, 2015
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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will take the most thorough survey ever of the Southern sky.
April 13, 2015
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Dark Energy Survey scientists have released a detailed map of dark matter – crucial information for a better understanding of galaxy formation and dark energy.
April 9, 2015
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Indirect detection experiments might be the key to discovering invisible dark matter.
April 7, 2015
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Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have established the first endowed professorship in honor of Arthur Bienenstock.
April 1, 2015
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Researchers use X-ray laser at SLAC to track light-triggered chemical reactions in a molecule that serves as a simple model for the conversion of solar energy into fuel.
IMAGE - Artistic rendering of a molecule severed by laser light, with a separate molecule (bottom right) from a solvent rushing in to bond with the just-split molecule. (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
March 26, 2015
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Using a newly identified set of supernovae, researchers have found a way to measure distances in space twice as precisely as before.
March 24, 2015
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Which physics machine will reign supreme? Your vote decides.
March 23, 2015
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A SLAC experiment has provided the first detailed look at the creation of an exotic superhot, compressed concoction known as "warm dense matter" – the stuff believed to be at the core of giant gas planets like Jupiter.
IMAGE - A study at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser provides the most detailed measurements yet of a material's temperature and compression as it transitions into a mysterious state known as "warm dense matter."
March 18, 2015
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SLAC study of tiny nanocrystals provides new insight on the design and function of nanomaterials
Image - In this illustration, intense X-rays produced at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source strike nanowires to study an ultrafast "breathing" response in the crystals induced quadrillionths of a second earlier by pulses of optical laser light.
March 10, 2015
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Developed at SLAC’s LCLS, it could also yield new information from hard-to-study samples in materials science, chemistry and other fields.
Image - These charts show (a) the energy profile of two electron bunches that are separated by about 6 picoseconds, which are later stimulated to emit (b) two X-ray pulses separated by femtoseconds.
March 10, 2015
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Reports by groups including Dark Energy Survey and Large Area Telescope scientists may provide new clues about the properties of mysterious dark matter.
March 9, 2015
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Two recent meetings at SLAC brought together experts working on computer hardware and software for LSST – a future telescope that will provide unprecedented views of the sky and may solve some of the biggest mysteries of the universe.
March 3, 2015
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The LSST system will alert scientists to changes in space in near-real time.
March 2, 2015
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For the first time, researchers have produced a 3-D image revealing some of the inner structure of an intact, infectious virus.
Image - This rendering shows a 3-D reconstruction of a Mimivirus, based on an analysis of a collection of X-ray diffraction patterns obtained in an experiment at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser. (Uppsala University)
February 26, 2015
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When SuperCDMS SNOLAB turns on in 2018 at the underground science laboratory in Canada, it will be able to see dark matter particles 10 times lighter than previous searches.
February 25, 2015
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A new study shows that crystals could become a valuable tool to control and manipulate electron beams in next-generation X-ray light sources and particle colliders.
February 20, 2015
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Two new research projects support the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences in the study of exotic new materials that could enable future innovative electronic and photonic applications.
February 19, 2015
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Citizen scientists dive into particle physics and astrophysics research.
February 18, 2015
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Recent experiments at SLAC's SSRL reveal that an organic semiconductor transports electrical charge more efficiently when combined with the wonder material graphene.

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