2018 News Feature Archive

August 1, 2018
News Feature
Researchers from SLAC and around the world increasingly use machine learning to handle Big Data produced in modern experiments and to study some of the most fundamental properties of the universe.
Machine Learning in HEP
July 31, 2018
News Feature
She’ll direct the future of astrophysics research at SLAC and Stanford for the next five years.
Risa Wechsler 2018
July 30, 2018
News Feature
Former Stanford and UC-Berkeley physicist is honored for foundational research that peers into unconventional phenomena within exotic materials.
Photo: Ming Yi
July 26, 2018
News Feature
Their work will deepen our understanding of matter in extreme conditions and fundamental particle physics.
Panofsky Fellows 2018
July 25, 2018
News Feature
Tony Heinz and Z-X Shen will receive funding for research focused on catalysis and novel states of matter.
July 19, 2018
Press Release
Richter designed particle accelerators and carried out experiments that led to the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the charm quark.
July 5, 2018
Press Release
To break, or not to break: An unprecedented atomic movie captures the moment when molecules decide how to respond to light.
UED Bond Breaking
July 2, 2018
News Feature
By observing changes in materials as they’re being synthesized, scientists hope to learn how they form and come up with recipes for making the materials they need for next-gen energy technologies.
Polymorph formation
June 28, 2018
Press Release
SLAC’s high-speed ‘electron camera’ shows for the first time the coexistence of solid and liquid in laser-heated gold, providing new clues for designing materials that can withstand extreme conditions.
UED Gold Melting
June 27, 2018
News Feature
SLAC and Stanford researchers are developing a device that combines electrical brain stimulation with EEG recording, opening potential new paths for treating neurological disorders.
Neurostimulation
June 21, 2018
News Feature
Tais Gorkhover, Michael Kagan, Kazuhiro Terao and Joshua Turner will each receive $2.5 million for research that studies fundamental particles, nanoscale objects, quantum materials and machine learning.
Photos of SLAC's 2018 Early Career Award winners
June 19, 2018
News Feature
Some scientists spend decades trying to catch a glimpse of a rare process.
June 14, 2018
News Feature
The X-ray laser movie shows what happens when light hits retinal, a key part of vision in animals and photosynthesis in microbes. The action takes place in a trillionth of an eye blink.
An image of San Francisco Bay salt ponds from space
June 13, 2018
News Feature
Tiny pores in the shells of archaea microbes attract ammonium ions that are their sole source of energy, allowing them to thrive where this food is so scarce that scientists can’t even detect it.
Artist's depiction of a tiny pore in an archaea's crystalline shell
June 11, 2018
News Feature
By capturing the most energetic light in the sky, the spacecraft continues to teach us about the mysteries of the universe.
Fermi scientists Michelson, Atwood and Ritz
June 11, 2018
Press Release
The goal: develop plasma technologies that could shrink future accelerators up to 1,000 times, potentially paving the way for next-generation particle colliders and powerful light sources.
FACET-II Science
June 5, 2018
News Feature
SLAC theorist Lance Dixon and collaborators have calculated the formula for the energy-energy correlation (EEC) with more precision than ever before. Formulas like the EEC tell researchers what exactly happens in particle collisions at enormous particle smashers like CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, and they help us better understand nature’s fundamental building blocks or even discover completely new phenomena. Citation: Lance J. Dixon, Ming-xing Luo, Vladyslav Shtabovenko, Tong-Zhi Yang, Hua Xing Zhu, Physical Review Letters, 9 March 2018 (10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.102001)
Lance Dixon at the chalkboard
May 31, 2018
News Feature
The researchers observed how an enzyme from drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria damages an antibiotic molecule. The new technique provides a powerful tool to examine changes in biological molecules as they happen.
Photo - CXI instrument at LCLS
May 24, 2018
News Feature
This neutrino-watchers season preview will give you the rundown on what to expect to come out of neutrino research in the coming years.
May 16, 2018
News Feature
Water is more complicated than it seems. Now a study led by researchers at Stockholm University has probed the movements of its molecules on a timescale of millionths of a billionth of a second.
Illustration showing blurring of images of water molecules made with X-ray laser

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