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Four SLAC Scientists Awarded Prestigious DOE Early Career Research Grants

Four scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will receive Early Career Research Program awards for research that’s developing new ways to study fundamental particles with machine learning and study nanoscale...
21-Jun-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Make the First Molecular Movie of One of Nature’s Most Widely Used Light Sensors

Scientists have made the first molecular movie of the instant when light hits a sensor that's widely used in nature for probing the environment and harvesting energy from light. The sensor, a form of vitamin A known as retinal, is central to a...
19-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


SLAC, Stanford Scientists Discover How a Hardy Microbe’s Crystalline Shell Helps it Reel in Food

SLAC and Stanford scientists have discovered how some archaea thrive where other organisms would starve: Their crystalline shells not only protect them from the environment, but they also draw in nutrients through nanosized pores. Those nutrients...
18-Jun-2018 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Perspectives on 10 Years of Discovery With Fermi

Ten years ago on this day, the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope (then called GLAST) was launched into space, beginning its mission to explore the most energetic light in the universe and the powerful cosmic processes that produce it.
17-Jun-2018 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Work Begins on New SLAC Facility for Revolutionary Accelerator Science

The Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has started to assemble a new facility for revolutionary accelerator technologies that could make future accelerators 100 to 1,000 times smaller and boost their capabilities.
11-Jun-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Theorists Love Giant Formulas (Even More Than Coffee)

SLAC theorist Lance Dixon and collaborators have calculated the formula for the energy-energy correlation (EEC) with more precision than ever before.
6-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


X-Ray Laser Scientists Develop a New Way to Watch Bacteria Attack Antibiotics

An international team of researchers has found a new way to investigate how tuberculosis bacteria inactivate an important family of antibiotics: They watched the process in action for the first time using an X-ray free-electron laser, or XFEL.
31-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


X-Ray Laser Reveals Ultrafast Dance of Liquid Water

Researchers have probed the movements of molecules in liquid water that occur in less than 100 millionths of a billionth of a second, or femtoseconds.
16-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Q&A: SLAC Theorist Lance Dixon Explains Quantum Gravity

In this Q&A, Particle Physics and Astrophysics Professor Lance Dixon of Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory explains one approach to developing such a theory, called quantum gravity.
18-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST

SLAC Researchers to Present at AAAS 2015

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers will share the latest discoveries and innovations in a wide range of fields at this year’s AAAS Annual Meeting (Feb. 12-16 in San Jose, Calif.), including X-ray lasers, quantum materials, citizen...
10-Feb-2015 6:40 PM EST

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