Stories published in 2020

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory —

SLAC’s new X-ray beamline aids COVID-19 research

Scientists are deploying this state-of-the-art X-ray crystallography facility to study biological molecules related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stanford Earth —

Exploring the sustainability of the Indian sugar industry

Researchers analyzed the interconnected food, water and energy challenges that arise from the sugar industry in India – the second-largest producer of sugar worldwide – and how the political economy drives those challenges.

Theater named in honor of Harry Elam

The theater is housed in the historic Roble Gym, home of the Department of Theater and Performance Studies where Elam taught and directed for 30 years.

A new measure of segregation

Using GPS data to analyze people’s movements, the researchers found that in most U.S. metropolitan areas, people’s day-to-day experiences are less segregated than traditional measures would suggest.