The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is a United States Department of Energy National Laboratory operated by Stanford University. Founded in 1962 as the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, its two-mile-long linear accelerator was the site of the discovery of the charm quark and the tau lepton, as well as key investigations into the structure of protons and neutrons. Today, the heart of the laboratory is the Linac Coherent Light Source, and SLAC also serves atomic and solid-state physics and chemistry, biology and medicine.
CERN Courier laboratory correspondent: Melinda Lee
The latest Snowmass community planning exercise revealed the great opportunities present in the US and the connections to programmes in the rest of the world.
An ambitious upgrade of the US flagship X-ray free-electron laser rests on sustained cooperation with high-energy physics labs in the US, Europe and Japan.
This webinar is available to watch now, presented by SLAC accelerator physicist Pantaleo Raimondi.
With telescopes at the South Pole and in the Chilean Atacama Desert, the newly endorsed CMB-S4 observatory will exceed the capabilities of earlier experiments by more than an order...