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Detectors help enable science at many SLAC facilities and research programs, particularly in the fields of X-ray science, particle physics, and astrophysics.

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SLAC’s Chris Kenney holds a 16-module

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An enormous vat of pure liquid xenon will help scientists at SLAC and around the globe learn more about the universe.

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They’ll work on experiments that search for dark matter particles and exotic neutrino decays that could help explain why there’s more matter than antimatter...

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SLAC researchers contributed to the design, construction, testing and analysis of the experiment, which has already put the tightest bounds yet on a popular...

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Edelen draws on machine learning to fine tune particle accelerators, while Kurinsky develops dark matter detectors informed by quantum information science.

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The ePix series of detectors is designed to keep pace with ever more demanding experiments at SLAC and elsewhere.

SLAC’s Chris Kenney holds a 16-module
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She toured the lab’s powerful X-ray laser, looked at the construction of the world’s largest digital camera, and discussed climate research, industries of the...

Secretary Granholm virtual visit
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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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The camera will explore cosmic mysteries as part of the Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time.

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The ePix10k detector is ready to advance science at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser and at facilities around the world.

ePix10k
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A proposed device could expand the reach of X-ray lasers, opening new experimental avenues in biology, chemistry, materials science and physics.

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The SLAC/Stanford scientists are among 120 new members of an organization that advises the nation on science and technology issues.

NAS 2020
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A cheap technique could detect neutrinos in polar ice, eventually allowing researchers to expand the energy reach of IceCube without breaking the bank.

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