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SLAC feature stories from May 23, 2011 through today. See SLAC Today Archives for earlier stories.

  • December 2, 2013

    SLAC CFO Greg Turner

    Greg Turner is no stranger to the DOE national lab system or, it turns out, to SLAC. He spent 38 years at Pacific Northwest and Oak Ridge national laboratories, most recently as CFO of Oak Ridge, and has served on the SLAC Board of Overseers’ Finance and Audit Committee.

  • October 12, 2012

    Image - Graphic illustration of tangled spiral protein signaling complex

    Synchrotrons played a key role in the research that won Brian Kobilka of the Stanford School of Medicine the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Although the research was conducted mostly at Argonne National Laboratory, early work to develop the necessary techniques took place at SLAC.

  • October 11, 2012

    Photo - Portrait of John Galayda

    John Galayda, who served as LCLS project director and is now directing its sequel, LCLS-II, has been named the 2013 winner of the Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators, awarded by the American Physical Society.

  • October 3, 2012

    Image - Maze-like magnetic structure imaged by magnetic-force microscope

    An experiment conducted at an X-ray laser in Germany has captured surprising nanoscale changes in a magnetic material that were induced by pulses of light. The research has implications for improving magnetic data storage.

  • October 2, 2012

    Side-by-side headshots of Blas Cabrera (left) and Bernard Sadoulet

    The search for dark matter runs deep with physicists Blas Cabrera and Bernard Sadoulet, who have chased this mystery far underground and will be recognized for their work as joint recipients of the 2013 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics.

  • October 1, 2012

    Image - Color computer illustration of proteins at cellular scale

    A team of researchers used the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource to verify that their computer-designed proteins worked as they’d hoped.

  • October 1, 2012

    Photo - SLAC Professor Emeritus Helen Quinn

    SLAC Professor Helen Quinn has been chosen to receive the 2013 J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics, awarded by the American Physical Society “to recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in particle theory.”

  • September 26, 2012

    Photo - Persis Drell sharing a laugh with Congresswomen Eshoo and Lofgren

    Two enthusiastic Congressional supporters of scientific research and a panel of scientist-entrepreneurs headlined a Silicon Valley Leadership Group meeting at SLAC that focused on the benefits of light source research.