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Revealing nature’s fastest processes with X-rays, lasers and electrons
Studying the particles and forces that knit the cosmos together
Building smaller, faster, more powerful accelerators for all
Understanding the machinery of life at its most basic level
Inventing new tools for science and society
Finding clean, sustainable solutions for the world’s energy challenges
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Linac Coherent Light Source
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource
Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests
Cryogenic Electron Microscopy
Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Science
Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology
Stanford PULSE Institute
Center for Interface Science & Catalysis
SLAC & Stanford build the world’s largest digital camera for the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST).
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This joint publication of SLAC and Fermilab is your view into the world of particle physics.
After months of installation and commissioning efforts, SLAC's newest user facility welcomed its first two groups of experimenters on Friday.
Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a puzzling gap in the electronic structures of some high-temperature superconductors could indicate a new phase...
Last Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of an historic event: In 1973, a team of research pioneers extracted hard X-rays for the first time...
When he’s not actually doing experiments, SLAC physicist and Nobel laureate Martin Perl loves to talk about important trends in physics.
At first glance the beautifully bound 1797 Luigi Cherubini opera Médée looks like an impeccably preserved relic of opera's golden age. However, flip to...
The molecular power plants that carry out photosynthesis are at the root of a scientific quest to learn how they channel energy from sunlight...
SLAC and Stanford materials science professor William Chueh has won a $5,000 Young Scientist Award from the International Society of Solid-State Ionics (ISSI).
With more than 150,000 participants, the second annual USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., may have been the largest celebration of Science...
Proteins are jittery things – continually moving, flopping around and waving their molecular arms.
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have clocked the fastest-possible electrical switching in magnetite, a naturally magnetic mineral...
Shoucheng Zhang, Stanford Physicist and SIMES Scientist, Honored by American Physical Society