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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 accomplished particle physicist will prepare the lab for its role in DUNE, a next-generation experiment designed to demystify neutrinos and their fundamental role...

Hirohisa Tanaka
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One of the pioneering particle physicists working at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Taylor carried out experiments that led to the 1990

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Installation of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument begins at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.

Mayall Telescope Star Trails
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Nearly 200 guests attended a symposium on fundamental physics to celebrate the former deputy director’s numerous scientific contributions, which continue to have a tremendous...

Sid Drell Symposium January 2018
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The 12 Days of Physicsmas

Add some science to your holiday carols.

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Symmetry: Machine Evolution

Planning the next big science machine requires consideration of both the current landscape and the distant future.

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LHC Data: How It’s Made

In the Large Hadron Collider, protons become new particles, which become energy and light, which become data.

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21 of these "science rafts" will go into the world's largest digital camera for astronomy, which is being assembled and tested at SLAC.

First LSST Science Raft
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The prestigious award recognizes her seminal contributions to particle physics.

Helen Quinn
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Effort to improve the next generation of gravitational wave detectors includes atomic studies of new and better coatings for LIGO’s mirrors at SSRL.

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Analysis of data from the BaBar experiment rules out theorized particle’s explanation for muon mystery.

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What is a Cross Section?

Cross sections tell physicists how likely particles are to interact in a given way.