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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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The astrophysicist is recognized for her leadership, mentorship and innovative work in understanding how galaxies form.

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The Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors have announced their first observation of a binary neutron star coalescence.

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VIA Symmetry Magazine

A Play in Parallel Universes

Constellations illustrates the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics—with a love story.

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System tests at SLAC continue with 32 light sensors - up from a single one - in a small-scale version of the future experiment...

LZ PMT Array
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The summer school explored upcoming opportunities to expand our understanding of the universe and its fundamental physics, from mysterious dark matter to recently detected...

2017 SSI Group Photo
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The minuscule and the immense can reveal quite a bit about each other.

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SLAC and Stanford researchers demonstrate that brain-mimicking ‘neural networks’ can revolutionize the way astrophysicists analyze their most complex data, including extreme distortions in spacetime...

Neural Nets and Gravitational Lenses
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The emeritus physicist was honored for the development of novel detectors that have greatly advanced experiments in particle physics, especially BABAR, which looked into...

Blair Ratcliff 2017 DPF Instrumentation Award
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Expanding the Search for Dark Matter

At a recent meeting, scientists shared ideas for searching for dark matter on the (relative) cheap.

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are on a quest to solve one of physics’ biggest mysteries: What exa

LZ Dark Matter Detector
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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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Prototype tests of the future SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment are in full swing.

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