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Burton Richter, Nobel laureate and director emeritus at SLAC, has been selected by President Obama to receive the National Medal of Science – the...

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Three scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have received international prizes for their achievements in free-electron laser science.

Image - From left, SLAC's Erik Hemsing, Zhirong Huang and William Fawley accept awards during the 36th International Free Electron Laser Conference in Basel, Switzerland. At right is SLAC's Paul Emma, who served as this year's FEL Prize committee chairman
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The Department of Energy has awarded two Stanford scientists funding through the agency’s Early Career Research Program.

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Agostino Marinelli, a postdoctoral researcher in the Accelerator Directorate, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Frank Sacherer Prize from the European Physical...

SLAC accelerator physicist Agostino Marinelli in the LCLS Undulator Hall

One common stereotype of a theoretical physicist is the solitary scientist, scribbling away in his or her office and only emerging when there’s a...

Photo - Gennady Stupakov, SLAC accelerator theorist.
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Stanford graduate student Spencer Gessner has received a Siemann fellowship to help him continue his research into cutting-edge accelerator physics at SLAC's Facility for...

Photo – Spencer Gessner, 2014 Siemann Fellow
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FACET postdoc Sébastien Corde has been recognized not once, not twice, not three times, but four times for his research into developing small, economical...

Photo – Sébastien Corde, an accelerator physicist at SLAC, accepts the John Dawson Thesis Prize from plasma physicist Robert Bingham. (Scott Green)
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Sean Brennan's decades of X-ray expertise keep pulling him back to SLAC even though he formally retired in 2008. During a recent visit to...

Photo - Sean Brennan is pictured here in 1997, his 20...
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SLAC particle theorist Lance Dixon has been named co-winner of the 2014 J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics, awarded each year by the...

Photo – SLAC particle theorist Lance Dixon, one of th...
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The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert to recognize their work developing the theory of what...

ATLAS event display of a Higgs to four electrons candidate event. (courtesy CERN)
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Dao Xiang, a SLAC accelerator physicist, has received an international award for his work on a technique for tuning an electron beam with a...

Dao Xiang. (Matt Beardsley/SLAC)
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Guarav "Gino" Giri, who this summer completed his doctoral work in chemical engineering at Stanford, has been selected to receive this year's Melvin P...

Photo - Guarav "Gino" Giri prepares a coating experim...