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Working at the forefront of particle physics, SLAC scientists use powerful particle accelerators to create and study nature’s fundamental building blocks and forces, build sensitive detectors to search for new particles and develop theories that explain and guide experiments. SLAC's particle physicists want to understand our universe – from its smallest constituents to its largest structures.

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Particles collide in this illustration

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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.

SSI 2018
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Researchers from SLAC and around the world increasingly use machine learning to handle Big Data produced in modern experiments and to study some of...

Machine Learning in HEP
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Their work will deepen our understanding of matter in extreme conditions and fundamental particle physics.

Panofsky Fellows 2018
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Richter designed particle accelerators and carried out experiments that led to the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the charm quark.

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SLAC and Stanford researchers are developing a device that combines electrical brain stimulation with EEG recording, opening potential new paths for treating neurological disorders.

Neurostimulation
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Tais Gorkhover, Michael Kagan, Kazuhiro Terao and Joshua Turner will each receive $2.5 million for research that studies fundamental particles, nanoscale objects, quantum materials...

Photos of SLAC's 2018 Early Career Award winners
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VIA Symmetry Magazine

Waiting for a Sign

Some scientists spend decades trying to catch a glimpse of a rare process.

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The goal: develop plasma technologies that could shrink future accelerators up to 1,000 times, potentially paving the way for next-generation particle colliders and powerful...

FACET-II science
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Game-Changing Neutrino Experiments

This neutrino-watchers season preview will give you the rundown on what to expect to come out of neutrino research in the coming years.

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The SuperCDMS SNOLAB project, a multi-institutional effort led by SLAC, is expanding the hunt for dark matter to particles with properties not accessible to...

SuperCDMS Detector 2
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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