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
An ambitious upgrade of SLAC's X-ray free-electron-laser facility – the Linac Coherent Light Source – is nearing completion.
Silicon pixel detectors for particle tracking have blossomed into a vast array of beautiful creations that have driven numerous discoveries, with no signs of the advances slowing d...
The high-energy and particle physics division of the European Physical Society has announced the recipients of its 2021 prizes.
Renowned accelerator physicist Gregory Loew has written an insightful book of truly ambitious scope, writes our reviewer.
He was the last of the leaders of the original seven physics groups formed at SLAC.
BaBar has now chalked up more than 580 papers on CP violation and many other topics.