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Featured SLAC images, primarily from early 2011 through today. See "Resources" on Contact Us for additional image collections.

  • August 22, 2012

    Photo - Black-and-white picture of research yard under construction in 1964

    Construction at the SLAC research yard was well underway when this photo was taken in 1964.

    The archival image shows the magnitude of the construction project, which was called "Project M" because it was the largest civilian project funded by the government at that time. In the foreground, you can see two towering cranes – and beyond the...

    Photo courtesy SLAC Archives and History Office

  • August 9, 2012

    Image - Inner workings of the Collider Detector (CDF) at Fermilab.

    The Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) is committed to studying high-energy particle collisions at the world’s highest energy proton-antiproton collider. The goal is to discover the identity and properties of the particles that make up the universe and to understand the forces and interactions between those particles.

    Even after shutdown, its data will...

    Photo by Steve Krave, Fermilab

  • July 11, 2012

    Image - Researcher wears night-vision goggles in darkroom setting.

    Christopher Kupitz, a graduate researcher at Arizona State University, demonstrates the preparation of crystals at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Because the samples are sensitive to light, he  worked in a darkroom setting and wore night-vision goggles.

    Kupitz was part of an international team that visited SLAC in June for a series of crystallography...

    Photo by Brad Plummer