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SLAC celebrates 50 years

| 13 September 2012 SLAC has had a remarkable first 50 years, which were celebrated in a special event this past month. Although the theme of that event focused on the next 50 years, the achievements of the past inform the future plans and prospects. In that regard, the physics achievements of SLAC were duly noted at the event because the American Physical Society named it an APS Historic Site and awarded the lab a plaque. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

Fly down SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source

| 5 April 2012 SLAC'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: ,

SLAC P2 Marx ramps up reliability

| 15 March 2012 The newest incarnation of the SLAC P2 Marx modulator is designed to be more versatile and robust than its predecessor. Having prepped it for reliability, scientists will soon put the modulator's mettle to the test. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

From SLAC Today: Will the Real Higgs Boson Please Stand Up?

11 August 2011 How 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: , , ,

SLAC scientists recover their systems at ATF

| 9 June 2011 Janice Nelson and Glen White from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in the US are the first overseas scientists to visit KEK after the earthquake. Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

A conversation about our future

| 10 February 2011 What 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: , , ,

Clustering klystrons to pool power

| 3 February 2011 Though 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: , , , ,

FALC meets at SLAC

27 January 2011 Sculpting 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: ,

Common goals

| 27 January 2011 The SLAC BAW was the second and last such workshop of the so-called Top Level Change Control (TLCC) process, which has been going on for the last twelve months. The SLAC BAW focused on the two remaining TLCC themes: a reduced beam-power parameter set and the location and layout of the positron source. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

SLAC’s new associate lab director

20 January 2011 SLAC'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:
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