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The lasting impact of working as an engineer at SLAC on big science projects gives me a sense of contributing to our collective knowledge of the universe.”

Travis Lange Staff engineer
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Science that’s changing the world from the heart of Silicon Valley and the people who are making it happen.
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Science that’s changing the world from the heart of Silicon Valley, and the people who are making it happen. (Farrin Abbott/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is a Department of Energy national lab run by Stanford in the heart of Silicon Valley. We invent scientific tools to explore the universe at its biggest, its smallest and its fastest. (Olivier Bonin/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

The Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) instrument mimics the extreme pressure of the Earth's core and temperatures as hot as the Sun’s surface. We observe the transformation of matter with an atom’s-eye view – uncovering answers to fundamental physics questions.”

Arianna Gleason Staff scientist
Staff scientist Arianna Gleason discusses science being done in the Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) hutch.

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Two GEM Fellows reflect on their summer internships at SLAC and share their thoughts on representation and mentorship.

Nate Keyes and Zariq George
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For decades, materials scientists have focused on materials that are relatively balanced and unchanging – but not Yijing Huang, a postdoctoral scholar at the...
Yijing Huang at Stanford University
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Gustavo Cezar wears two colorful hats as an engineer with SLAC’s GISMo lab.

SLAC engineer Gustavo Cezar stands at a dairy farm in Central California.
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Two GEM Fellows reflect on their summer internships at SLAC and share their thoughts on representation and mentorship.

Nate Keyes and Zariq George
News Feature
For decades, materials scientists have focused on materials that are relatively balanced and unchanging – but not Yijing Huang, a postdoctoral scholar at the...
Yijing Huang at Stanford University
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Gustavo Cezar wears two colorful hats as an engineer with SLAC’s GISMo lab.

SLAC engineer Gustavo Cezar stands at a dairy farm in Central California.
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After decades of experience in the DOE lab system and as director of a leading synchrotron light source, he’s back to where he earned...

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Nine faculty from Stanford and SLAC are among the 564 new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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This month marks the 30-year anniversary of the first website in North America, launched at SLAC. In this Q&A, one of the Wizards recalls...

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