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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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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
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Starting from the Bottom

The bottom quark may lead physicists on a path to new discoveries.

Illlustration of person reading standard model keep getting bonked with apples labeled as different experiments
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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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Subatomic Smackdown

When it comes to talent, versatility and the power to change the world, which atomic particle is the champ?

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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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Neural Networks for Neutrinos

Scientists are using cutting-edge machine-learning techniques to analyze physics data.

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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.