2016 News Feature Archive

November 3, 2016
News Feature
Two recently funded computing projects work toward developing cutting-edge scientific applications for future exascale supercomputers that can perform at least a billion billion computing operations per second.
October 31, 2016
News Feature
What are parallel universes, and why do we think they might exist?
October 28, 2016
News Feature
During a recent shutdown, engineers installed new beamline technology and a 3-D virtual tour captured rare views of the synchrotron’s interior.
New in-vacuum undulator
October 24, 2016
News Feature
For the first time, scientists at SLAC’s X-ray laser have created bright, three-colored X-ray pulses.
October 18, 2016
News Feature
Settle in for a physics-themed Halloween movie marathon.
October 13, 2016
News Feature
The event drew more than 400 participants, with workshops and presentations focusing on collaborations and new technology at SLAC’s light sources.
October 12, 2016
News Feature
Beams of X-rays uncover surprising techniques in the creation of art on ancient Greek pottery.
October 11, 2016
News Feature
The prize, shared with Sekazi Mtingwa and Anton Piwinski, honors theoretical work that helped sharpen the focus of beams at a wide variety of particle accelerators.
SLAC theoretical physicist James D. "BJ" Bjorken
October 7, 2016
News Feature
KIPAC’s Ralf Kaehler and Tom Abel contributed two scenes to the science documentary narrated by Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.
October 3, 2016
News Feature
More than 40 interns spent 10 weeks this summer helping SLAC researchers advance the use of the Linac Coherent Light Source.
LCLS director Mike Dunne with intern Temuulen Batenkh​
September 29, 2016
News Feature
Award honors accomplishments in condensed matter physics and electrochemistry at SSRL.
Trevor Petach
September 28, 2016
Press Release
SLAC’s X-ray laser provides clues to engineering a new protein to kill mosquitos that carry dengue and Zika.
September 27, 2016
News Feature
SLAC postdoctoral scholars recently participated in Tech Trek program to engage in a lively discussion with middle-schoolers.
SLAC postdoctoral scholars
September 26, 2016
News Feature
Underground experiment passes critical DOE review and prepares for startup in 2020.
September 23, 2016
News Feature
The discovery is one of the first steps towards mapping hues of fossilized species.
American kestrel feather
September 22, 2016
News Feature
Understanding how a material’s electrons interact with vibrations of its nuclear lattice could help design and control novel materials, from solar cells to high-temperature superconductors.
September 21, 2016
Press Release
Just as Schroedinger's Cat is both alive and dead, an atom or molecule can be in two different states at once. Now scientists have exploited this behavior to make X-ray movies of atomic motion with much more detail than ever before.
Illustration of a molecule splitting into two Schroedinger's Cat states
September 20, 2016
News Feature
The fellowship will support their research into developing new methods of imaging tiny particles and understanding the properties of the Higgs boson.
September 20, 2016
News Feature
A team led by chemists at Stanford University and SLAC has unraveled a longstanding mystery that brings them one step closer to a cleaner, more energy-efficient way to make methanol, an important industrial chemical used in products such as paints, plastics and glues.
September 15, 2016
News Feature
The goal of the DuraMat consortium is to make solar modules last longer, and thus drive down the cost of solar energy.
Image of solar panels

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