Video: SLAC Multimedia Team / Matt Beardsley | 5 April 2012SLAC's new time-lapse videos, ranging from 13 to 72 seconds in length, show various sped-up scenes around the lab: clouds rolling above the klystron gallery, scientists keeping busy in the Main Control Center, and, shown here, a zipping tour of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). Fly from one end of LCLS to the other in a lightning-quick 72 seconds to see how much fun it can be.
Category: Video of the week | Tagged: LCLS, SLAC
11 August 2011How can a low-energy experiment like SLAC’s PEP II B Factory, originally built to investigate differences between matter and antimatter and no longer even taking data, compete with a monster matter masher like the LHC that was built, in a large part, to find the Higgs?
Category: Feature | Tagged: EPS-HEP2011, Higgs boson, PEP II, SLAC
Barry Barish | 10 February 2011What is the ILC future programme beyond the Technical Design Report? How does the ILC project move forward if the decision on a linear collider construction project is delayed a few years? These questions and many others were addressed during the last Funding Agencies for Large Colliders meeting held on 22 January at SLAC, US.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: FALC, future, SLAC, TDR
Leah Hesla | 3 February 2011Though it doesn’t sound like a way to tidy up, the alliteratively named klystron cluster could be the mechanism that helps streamline the large-scale design of the ILC. Scientists at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in the US are currently developing the klystron cluster scheme, a new kind power-delivery system for radio frequency cavities that distributes power from a common conduit.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: KCS, klystron, klystron cluster, single tunnel, SLAC
27 January 2011Sculpting the future: the members of the Funding Agencies for Large Colliders, or FALC, took a break from their discussions about the next-generation linear collider at SLAC last Saturday to gather around a work of art for a group picture. Read more about their meeting in SLAC Today.
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: FALC, SLAC
20 January 2011SLAC's new Director of the Accelerator Directorate Norbert Holtkamp (2nd from left) meets with GDE Project Managers Nick Walker, Marc Ross and Akira Yamamoto on a sunny afternoon in Palo Alto, California. Holtkamp welcomed GDE members to SLAC at their second Baseline Assessment Workshop on Tuesday.
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: SLAC
13 May 2010Researchers at SLAC and other institutions are creating a sort of pest control for particle beams: squashing the clouds of electrons that gather in accelerators and disrupt experiments.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: electron cloud, SLAC