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Linac Coherent Light Source
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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.
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In repeatedly and systematically surveying the sky with deep, large-field-of-view images in six optical color bands on a 3 billion pixel camera for years...
Technology that helps ground-based telescopes cut through the haze of Earth's atmosphere to get a clearer view of the heavens may also be used...
Shutdown doesn't mean slow down for workers at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's Linac Coherent Light Source, LCLS.
from Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
NASA's newest telescope headed for orbit yesterday, its rocket igniting in the night skies south of Kwajalein Atoll after being dropped from the underbelly...
The Large Area Telescope (LAT), built by SLAC for the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, collects information on high-energy gamma rays from numerous sources in...
What’s the best way to make methanol? The question is more pressing than it sounds.
One of the most striking features of particle collisions is the jet: a spray of particles, or energy – or both – produced when...
Up close, they look simple as can be: a pair of metal bars, each with one side polished to a brilliant shine.
The great thing about SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source is that it churns out incredible volumes of data about things no one has ever...