We will be leaving from CSM at 1:00 pm.
- SLAC began in 1962 with 200 employees.
- Nearly 1,700 people now work on staff plus 300 postdoctoral researchers and graduate students.
- 3,400 scientists from around the world use our cutting-edge facilities each year.
- 1,000-plus scientific papers are published each year based on research at SLAC
- 6 scientists have been awarded Nobel prizes for research at SLAC that discovered 2 fundamental particles, proved protons are made of quarks and showed how DNA directs protein manufacturing in cells.
- Our employees hail from 50 countries.
- 150 buildings sit on our 426-acre site on the Stanford campus.
- 3,073.72 meters (1.9 miles) long, our linear accelerator is one of the longest buildings on Earth.
- Electrons zip down that linear accelerator at >669,600,000 mph – 99.9999999 percent of the speed of light.
- 275 universities make use of our resources, and 55 companies use our X-ray facilities for research aimed at developing medicines and other products.
- SLAC works with Stanford in 4 research centers: Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences, Stanford PULSE Institute and SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis.
- Our X-ray laser zaps samples with pulses a few millionths of a billionth of a second long.
The lab has had 3
- Project M (1956-1960)
- Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (1960-2008)
- SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (2008–present)
- 3.2-billion -pixel camera we’re designing for the world’s deepest sky survey will shoot the equivalent of 800,000 8 -megapixel digital camera images per night.
- 3.6-million -degree-F matter created in our labs mimics extreme conditions in the hearts of stars and planets.
- SLAC managed construction of the main instrument for a space telescope that’s discovered more than 100 pulsars since its launch in 2008 .
- The 1st website in North America was at SLAC, designed to help physicists share their research results.