The lab honors its remarkable past while continuing its quest for a brighter future.
This year SLAC celebrates its 60th anniversary. Here’s a look back at the 2-mile-long linear particle accelerator that started it all – dubbed Project M and affectionately known as “the Monster” to scientists who conjured it in 1962. Explore how SLAC’s scientific mission evolved to include cosmology, materials and environmental sciences, biology, sustainable chemistry and energy research, scientific computing and more through photos, articles and interviews. Learn more about our science and facilities of today and tomorrow.
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Exploring our past
The first in a series, the early history video explores the beginnings of SLAC. The recent history videos dive into the areas of SLAC developed after SLAC's founding years.
Check here for public events that are happening during 2022. SLAC offers a public lecture series and other special lectures throughout the year.
Our history in photos
This album gathers some of the most iconic historical images from our photo archives, as the lab celebrates its 60th anniversary.
Articles celebrating our past
SLAC’s Nobel prizes
Four Nobel prizes have been awarded to six scientists for research at SLAC that discovered two fundamental particles, proved protons are made of quarks and showed how DNA directs protein manufacturing in cells.