SLACAn Overview of SLAC's History

The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) was founded in 1962. Construction of the two-mile linear accelerator ("linac") was completed four years later in 1966. A decade after SLAC was founded, the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL) came into being as a National Users' Facility. Construction of the SLC began in 1983 and was completed in 1989. SSRL became part of SLAC in 1992, and in 1994, the PEP-II project was initiated, to build the Asymmetric B Factory.

Milestones in SLAC's History

More Information about SLAC's Facilities and Their History

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