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AOSD helps deliver beams of electrons and X-rays to scientific users 24 hours a day and coordinates maintenance and oversight of safety systems.

LCLS Undulator Hall at SLAC, March, 2020.

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Wan-Lin Hu’s job is to improve the way people and artificial intelligence collaborate to run SLAC’s complex machines.

Wan-Lin Hu is seen talking with talks with accelerator systems operator Kabir Lubana in the lab’s main Accelerator Control Room.
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FACET-II will pave the way for a future generation of particle colliders and powerful light sources, opening avenues in high-energy physics, medicine, and materials...

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Daniel Ratner, head of SLAC’s machine learning initiative, explains the lab’s unique opportunities to advance scientific discovery through machine learning.

Physicist Daniel Ratner.
News Brief

This leap in capability will allow scientists to investigate quantum and chemical systems more directly than ever before.

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It combines human knowledge and expertise with the speed and efficiency of “smart” computer algorithms.

Accelerator Control Room
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For mechanical engineer Sarah Edwards, SSRL is the ultimate classic car.

photo of Sarah Edwards
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In SLAC’s accelerator control room, shift lead Ben Ripman and a team of operators fine-tune X-ray beams for science experiments around the clock.

Ben Ripman in SLAC's accelerator control room.
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“The Worlds Within” and “Fabrication of the Accelerator Structure,” now available digitally in high fidelity, tell the story of Stanford Linear Accelerator Center’s inception...

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After 50 Years of Operation, One-third of the Lab’s Historic Linear Accelerator Is Extracted to Build Powerful New X-Ray Laser

photo - the empty accelerator tunnel
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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
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Steady to a Fault

How do accelerators survive in some of the most earthquake-prone regions on Earth?