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Connecting the dots in the sky could shed new light on dark matter

Astrophysicists have come a step closer to understanding the origin of a faint glow of gamma rays covering the night sky. They found that this light is brighter in regions that contain a lot of matter and dimmer where matter is sparser – a...
13-Jan-2020 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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A day in the life of a telescope camera assembler

The LSST camera is the biggest digital camera ever constructed for ground-based astronomy. Within the year, Hannah and her teammates will finish assembling and testing the camera and it will be shipped to its home at the summit of Cerro Pachón in...
18-Dec-2019 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Scientists discover how proteins form crystals that tile a microbe’s shell

Many microbes wear beautifully patterned crystalline shells. Now scientists have zoomed in on the very first step in microbial shell-building: nucleation, where squiggly proteins crystallize into sturdy building blocks. The results help explain how...
17-Dec-2019 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study Sheds Light on the Really Peculiar ‘Normal’ Phase of High-Temperature Superconductors

Experiments at SLAC and Stanford probe the normal state more accurately than ever before and discover an abrupt shift in the behavior of electrons in which they suddenly give up their individuality and behave like an electron soup.
3-Dec-2019 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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SLAC scientists invent a way to see attosecond electron motions with an X-ray laser

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have invented a way to observe the movements of electrons with powerful X-ray laser bursts just 280 attoseconds, or billionths of a billionth of a second, long.
29-Nov-2019 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Theorists probe the relationship between ‘strange metals’ and high-temperature superconductors

SLAC theorists have observed strange metallicity in a well-known model for simulating and describing the behavior of materials with strongly correlated electrons, which join forces to produce unexpected phenomena rather than acting independently.
21-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Daniel Gruen awarded 2019 Panofsky Fellowship at SLAC

Daniel Gruen's work on how massive objects bend light from distant galaxies is aimed at unraveling some of the greatest mysteries of modern physics: What is dark matter? What is dark energy, and how is it accelerating the expansion of the...
8-Nov-2019 1:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

DESI points 5,000 robotic ‘eyes’ at the sky to explore dark energy

A new instrument mounted on a telescope in Arizona aimed its robotic array of 5,000 fiber-optic “eyes” at the night sky on Oct. 22 to capture the first images showing its unique view of galaxy light.
28-Oct-2019 1:40 PM 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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