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SLAC fundamental physics researchers study everything from elementary particles produced in accelerators to the large-scale structure of the universe. 

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LSST Camera images provide the inspiration for artist Lennart Lahuis’s “Astromelancholia.”

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The Stanford Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the 2022-23 academic year Oct. 17-18. Trustees toured the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and...

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Simulation of the formation of the dark matter structure surrounding the Milky Way, from the early universe to today. Gravity makes dark matter clump...
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At the Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) instrument at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) scientists provided the first direct, high-fidelity view of how...
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Silicon, an element abundant in Earth’s crust, is currently the most widely used semiconductor material and is important in fields like engineering, geophysics and...
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From left, SCU Physics Prof. Betty Young, Software Developer Concetta "Tina" Cartaro and Senior Staff Scientist Richard Partridge put the fourth, and final, SuperCDMS...

The fourth, and final, SuperCDMS tower is put back into its storage container
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SLAC particle theorist Stan Brodsky has learned how to dive into the equations of particle physics to look for deeper meaning.
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Kavli Institute for Partical Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) scientist Ralf Kaehler, at work here in the "Vizlab," and colleagues use computer visualizations to simulate...
Kavli Institute for Partical Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) scientist Ralf Kaehler at work here in the "Vizlab."
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When and where life originated on Earth – and if, or where, life exists elsewhere in the cosmos – are some of the biggest...
A Camera for the Invisible: Bringing the Higgs Boson into Focus
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As the universe expanded from the Big Bang, regions where the density of matter was higher than average grew into galaxies and clusters of...
Tug of War that Shapes the Universe
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A Camera for the Invisible: Bringing the Higgs Boson into Focus
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