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DOE NATIONAL LABORATORY:
SLAC NATIONAL
ACCELERATOR LABORATORY

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is one of the world 's leading research laboratories. Established in 1962, it is located at Stanford University in Menlo Park, CA. Our mission is to design, construct and operate state-of-the-art electron accelerators and related experimental facilities for use in high-energy physics and synchrotron radiation research.

www.slac.stanford.edu


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Learning about the future from the distant past

Learning about the future from the distant past

Our universe came to life nearly 14 billion years ago in the Big Bang -- a tremendously energetic fireball from which the cosmos has been expanding ever since. Today, space is filled with hundreds of billions of galaxies, including our solar system's own galactic home, the Milky Way. But how exactly did the infant universe develop into its current state, and what does it tell us about our future?

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With spiraling light, SLAC X-ray laser offers new glimpses of molecules

A new device at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory allows researchers to explore the properties and dynamics of molecules with circularly polarized, or spiraling, light.

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With spiraling light, SLAC X-ray laser offers new glimpses of molecules

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Contact: Andrew Freeberg
Phone: 650-926-4359
Email: afreeberg@slac.stanford.edu
Location: Menlo Park, CA

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