Tag: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

SLAC, Stanford scientists recognized for breakthroughs at Falling Walls competition

by Angela Anderson on December 1, 2020 4:12 pm
Seven SLAC and Stanford nominees were finalists in the 2020 Falling Walls Breakthroughs of the Year competition. The annual event brings together researchers, scientists, engineers, innovators and thinkers from around the globe to discuss science, politics, business and media – typically in Berlin during the month of November, which marks the anniversary of the fall… Read more SLAC, Stanford scientists recognized for breakthroughs at Falling Walls competition

Two Stanford scholars have been named American Physical Society Fellows

by Taylor Kubota on October 2, 2020 3:01 pm
JAMES CRYAN, an investigator with the Stanford PULSE Institute (a joint institute of Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory), and ALISON MARSDEN, associate professor of pediatrics (cardiology) and of bioengineering, have been honored by the American Physical Society as 2020 American Physical Society Fellows. The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who… Read more Two Stanford scholars have been named American Physical Society Fellows

Auralee Edelen and Wai Ling Wu receive 2020 Panofsky Fellowships at SLAC

by Ali Sundermier and Nathan Collins on August 26, 2020 4:50 pm
AURALEE EDELEN and WAI LING “KIMMY” WU have been named the 2020 Panofsky Fellows at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Both are harnessing the power of machine learning to make progress in their fields. Edelen’s research focuses on transforming the way scientists tune particle accelerators for experiments, while Wu is working to… Read more Auralee Edelen and Wai Ling Wu receive 2020 Panofsky Fellowships at SLAC

Arianna Gleason and Diana Gamzina receive DOE Early Career Research grants

by Ali Sundermier and Manuel Gnida on September 10, 2019 2:47 pm
ARIANNA GLEASON and DIANA GAMZINA, staff scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, have received Early Career Research Program awards for studies in fusion energy and the development of next-generation radiofrequency (RF) technology. They are among 73 recipients selected by the Department of Energy Office of Science from a pool of university and… Read more Arianna Gleason and Diana Gamzina receive DOE Early Career Research grants
Risa Wechsler

Risa Wechsler named director of KIPAC

by Manuel Gnida on July 31, 2018 4:30 pm
RISA WECHSLER has been appointed director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), a joint institute of the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University. On Sept. 15, she’ll take over from TOM ABEL, whose five-year term at the helm of the institute is coming to an end. KIPAC was… Read more Risa Wechsler named director of KIPAC
Feast of Eternity

Humanity, technology join hands in Life/Art/Science/Tech Festival at SLAC

by Angela Anderson on March 7, 2018 3:21 pm
In the sculpture Feast of Eternity, salt crystals form delicate patterns along a 3D printed lattice, mimicking the growth of stem cells to create bone. The hauntingly beautiful object resembling a human skull was designed by bio-artist Amy Karle with the idea of “healing and enhancing a future body.” Karle uses medical technologies in her… Read more Humanity, technology join hands in Life/Art/Science/Tech Festival at SLAC
Helen Quinn

SLAC’s Helen Quinn honored with 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics

by Manuel Gnida on November 15, 2017 4:34 pm
HELEN QUINN, a professor emerita at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University, will receive the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics – one of eight prestigious Franklin Institute Awards that will be handed out in Philadelphia in April 2018. The award recognizes Quinn’s accomplishments in the field of particle physics, in particular… Read more SLAC’s Helen Quinn honored with 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics
Blair Ratcliff

Blair Ratcliff wins American Physical Society award

by Manuel Gnida on August 28, 2017 3:09 pm
When the Big Bang gave birth to our universe about 14 billion years ago, it should have created equal amounts of matter and antimatter. Yet, today’s cosmos is dominated by matter. The BABAR experiment, which operated at Stanford’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory from 1999 to 2008, tried to explain this cosmic imbalance. Now, the American… Read more Blair Ratcliff wins American Physical Society award
Philip Bucksbaum

Philip Bucksbaum elected to American Physical Society leadership position

by Taylor Kubota on August 8, 2017 2:53 pm
Following the 2017 American Physical Society (APS) general election, PHILIP BUCKSBAUM will be vice president of APS in 2018 – an election that places him in the presidential line. He will become president-elect in 2019 and president in 2020. Bucksbaum is the Marguerite Blake Wilber Professor in Natural Science at Stanford and professor of photon… Read more Philip Bucksbaum elected to American Physical Society leadership position
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Can you spare a millionth of a billionth of a second?

by SLAC Communications on April 13, 2017 4:19 pm
Got a millionth of a billionth of a second? There’s science that actually happens on this timescale. Join the SLAC National Accelerator Laborary online for a week of ultrafast science from April 17 to 21. Learn more about how scientists and engineers use electron beams and bright pulses of light from the Linac Coherent Light… Read more Can you spare a millionth of a billionth of a second?