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Machine Learning Dramatically Streamlines Search for More Efficient Chemical Reactions

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A catalytic reaction may follow thousands of possible paths, and it can take years to identify which one it actually takes so scientists can tweak it and make it more efficient. Now researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National...
24-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What Can You Study in Femtoseconds? Materials

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When Aaron Lindenberg was introduced to ultrafast science as a first-year grad student at UC Berkeley, he was immediately hooked. He knew he wanted to be part of a hot research field that explores nature’s speediest processes and lets us see the...
21-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Beyond Femtoseconds

Hopefully you've discovered this week how femtosecond science provides revolutionary views of some of nature’s fastest phenomena. You now know how mind-bogglingly fast a femtosecond passes, and you might be thinking things couldn't get much...
21-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What Can You Study in Femtoseconds? High Energy Density Physics

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It might be difficult to imagine a job that spans understanding the cosmos, bringing fusion energy to Earth, and treating cancer, but that’s exactly what Siegfried Glenzer does.
20-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What Can You Study in Femtoseconds? Biology & Chemistry

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It all started when a high school chemistry teacher encouraged Amy Cordones-Hahn to leapfrog her regular classroom assignments and do experiments in his lab.
20-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Do You Catch Femtosecond Light?

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Gabriella Carini enjoys those little moments—after hours and hours of testing in clean rooms, labs and at X-ray beamlines—when she first sees an instrument work.
18-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Do You Make a Femtosecond Light Source?

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Agostino “Ago” Marinelli first met pioneering accelerator physicist Claudio Pellegrini as an undergraduate student at the University of Rome. It was 2007, a couple of years before the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) came online at SLAC, and...
17-Apr-2017 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Study in Femtoseconds?

The text on this screen may appear stable enough, but every molecule, atom, and electron in it is in constant motion. The laws of quantum physics require that on the atomic scale nothing is ever truly at rest. Nano-sized motion also keeps us warm,...
17-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Q&A: SLAC Theorist Lance Dixon Explains Quantum Gravity

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In this Q&A, Particle Physics and Astrophysics Professor Lance Dixon of Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory explains one approach to developing such a theory, called quantum gravity.
18-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST

SLAC Researchers to Present at AAAS 2015

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers will share the latest discoveries and innovations in a wide range of fields at this year’s AAAS Annual Meeting (Feb. 12-16 in San Jose, Calif.), including X-ray lasers, quantum materials, citizen...
10-Feb-2015 6:40 PM EST

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