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The EXO particle physics experiment searched for an extremely rare – and still hypothetical – process that may help physicists understand some of the mysteries of the universe.

The EXO-200 underground detector.

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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.

A collection of pipes, towers, and other equipment
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The complete data from the EXO-200 experiment provide new information on neutrinoless double beta decay and set the stage for future experiments that will...

The EXO-200 underground detector.
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A team of electrical designers develops specialized microchips for a broad range of scientific applications, including X-ray science and particle physics.

This illustration shows the layout of an application-specific integrated circuit, or ASIC, at an imaginary art exhibition.
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The event attracted 124 participants and explores the successes and challenges of the theory that describes subatomic particles and fundamental forces.

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Something Borrowed

SLAC engineer Knut Skarpaas designs some of physics’ most challenging machines, finding inspiration in unexpected places.

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The upgraded experiment aims to discover if neutrinos are their own antiparticles.

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SLAC is ramping up its efforts to understand neutrinos – elusive fundamental particles whose properties may help researchers solve a number of cosmic mysteries.

The EXO-200 underground detector.
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Antimatter has fueled many a supernatural tale. It's also fascinating all by itself.

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His election recognizes a long history of accomplishment that began more than two decades ago at the SLAC Linear Collider.

SLAC staff physicist Peter Rowson (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
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If it exists, a type of decay called neutrinoless double-beta decay will show that neutrinos are their own antiparticles and can help scientists determine...

Photo – SLAC engineers weld the xenon vessel shut
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The Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel’s recommendations will set the course for the future of particle physics in the United States.

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Scientists in SLAC's Integrated Circuits Department reach a new frontier in ultrafast X-ray science with intricately designed signal-processing chips that translate particles of light...

Four ePix100 prototype chips bonded in a test setup. (Brad Plummer/SLAC)