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SLAC researchers and facilities explore the frontier questions of science.
SLAC researchers and facilities explore the frontier questions of science.

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The summer school explored upcoming opportunities to expand our understanding of the universe and its fundamental physics, from mysterious dark matter to recently detected gravitational waves.

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While particle physics and astrophysics appear to focus on opposite ends of a spectrum, scientists in the two fields actually depend on one another. Several current lines of inquiry link the very large to the very small.

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Analyses that typically take weeks to months to complete, that require the input of experts and that are computationally demanding, can be done by neural nets within a fraction of a second, in a fully automated way and, in principle, on a cell phone’s computer chip,” said postdoctoral fellow Laurence Perreault Levasseur.

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A new way of operating SLAC's powerful X-ray laser has enabled researchers to detect and measure fluctuations in magnetic structures being considered for new data storage and computing technologies.

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Blair Ratcliff, an emeritus physicist at SLAC and +Stanford University, wins +American Physical Society’s instrumentation award for developing novel detectors. His work has greatly advanced experiments in particle physics, especially BABAR, which looked into the matter-antimatter imbalance of the universe.

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In this video, Henry Alvarez discusses his work as lead mechanical engineer for LCLS-II, and how his background as a Bolivian immigrant and veteran of the Marine Corps contribute to building tools needed for groundbreaking science.

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Scientist brainstorm ideas for relatively inexpensive projects to hunt for dark matter.

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The glittering precipitation has long been hypothesized to arise more than 5,000 miles below the surface of Uranus and Neptune, created from commonly found mixtures of just hydrogen and carbon.

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The Scripps researcher is honored for groundbreaking research at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource that accelerated the development of a vaccine for deadly Lassa fever.
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