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Four microwave telescopes at the South Pole will search the cosmic microwave background for evidence of inflation, a popular theory of the universe’s first fraction of a second of existence.

A telescope pokes out from a metal dish.

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The power of awe and the cosmos

A cosmologist, cultural historian, and neurosurgeon discuss how outer space and otherworldly phenomena can inspire discovery across disciplines and bring people together.

Image of galaxies of different colors and varied, warped shapes.
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From the invisible world of elementary particles to the mysteries of the cosmos, recipients of this prestigious award for early career scientists explore nature...

Panofsky fellows
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Zeeshan Ahmed, Frederico Fiuza and Emilio Nanni will each receive about $2.5 million over five years to pursue cutting-edge research into cosmic inflation, plasma...

SLAC's 2017 DOE Early Career Award winners
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A new experiment at the South Pole picks up where BICEP2 left off.

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The fellowship will support their research on new capabilities for the lab's X-ray free-electron lasers and new telescope technology to look for signs of...

Zeeshan Ahmed and Agostino Marinelli, SLAC's 2015 Panofsky Fellows
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Two scientists at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory made key contributions to the discovery of the first direct evidence for cosmic inflation...

Image - The BICEP2 detector shown in this electron-beam micrograph works by converting the light from the cosmic microwave background into heat. A titanium film tuned on its transition to a superconducting state makes a sensitive thermometer.
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Researchers from the BICEP2 collaboration have announced the first direct evidence supporting the theory of cosmic inflation. Their data also represent the first images...

The Dark Sector Lab (DSL)