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SSRL 50th anniversary celebration

Fri, 2023/02/10 - 10:21am

Blaine Mooers wins 2022 Lytle Award for decades of synchrotron leadership and RNA research

Wed, 2022/10/26 - 2:56pm
His work has led to new treatments for advanced lung cancer and a better understanding of dangerous parasites.

‘Real-world impact’: Stanford Board of Trustees learns how SLAC can change the future

Tue, 2022/10/25 - 11:49am
Trustees toured the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory as part of their first meeting of the 2022–23 academic year.

Molecular cage protects precious metals in catalytic converters

Mon, 2022/10/24 - 3:00pm
Encapsulating precious-metal catalysts in a web-like alumina framework could reduce the amount needed in catalytic converters – and our dependency on these scarce metals.

Saket Bagde wins 2022 Spicer Young Investigator Award for deciphering how nature produces some antibiotics

Wed, 2022/09/21 - 1:18pm
Bagde is being recognized for his successful efforts to describe the structures and mechanisms of several biologically important enzymes.

Mysterious soil virus gene seen for first time

Mon, 2022/09/19 - 9:03am
The protein could play a key role in soil carbon cycling and soil decomposition.

Chengcheng Fan wins 2022 Klein Award for coronavirus vaccine and protein transporter research

Wed, 2022/09/14 - 9:25am
Fan’s X-ray crystallography work at SLAC’s synchrotron moves us closer to a more protective coronavirus vaccine and a better understanding of how vital materials flow in and out of cells.

SARS-CoV-2 protein caught severing critical immunity pathway

Thu, 2022/09/08 - 4:36pm
Powerful X-rays from SLAC’s synchrotron reveal that our immune system’s primary wiring seems to be no match for a brutal SARS-CoV-2 protein.

Exploring quantum electron highways with laser light

Thu, 2022/08/18 - 10:39am
Spiraling laser light reveals how topological insulators lose their ability to conduct electric current on their surfaces.

SLAC expands and centralizes computing infrastructure to prepare for data challenges of the future

Wed, 2022/07/27 - 9:00am
An extension of the Stanford Research Computing Facility will host several data centers to handle the unprecedented data streams that will be produced by a new generation of scientific projects.

A new leap in understanding nickel oxide superconductors

Mon, 2022/07/25 - 10:15am
Researchers discover they contain a phase of quantum matter, known as charge density waves, that’s common in other unconventional superconductors. In other ways, though, they’re surprisingly unique.

X-rays help researchers piece together treasured cellular gateway for first time

Mon, 2022/07/11 - 10:43am
After almost two decades of synchrotron experiments, Caltech scientists have captured a clear picture of a cell’s nuclear pores, which are the doors and windows through which critical material in your body flows in and out of the cell’s nucleus. These findings could lead to new treatments of certain cancers, autoimmune diseases and heart conditions.

Q&A with Stephen Streiffer, the new Stanford VP for SLAC

Wed, 2022/06/01 - 9:00am
After decades of experience in the DOE lab system and as director of a leading synchrotron light source, he’s back to where he earned his PhD – with a much bigger mission.

Researchers aim X-rays at century-old plant secretions for insight into Aboriginal Australian cultural heritage

Thu, 2022/05/26 - 2:10pm
By revealing the chemistry of plant secretions, or exudates, these studies build a basis for better understanding and conserving art and tools made with plant materials.

Superconductivity and charge density waves caught intertwining at the nanoscale

Fri, 2022/05/20 - 1:25pm
Scientists discover superconductivity and charge density waves are intrinsically interconnected at the nanoscopic level, a new understanding that could help lead to the next generation of electronics and computers.

How a soil microbe could rev up artificial photosynthesis

Fri, 2022/04/29 - 3:16pm
Researchers discover that a spot of molecular glue and a timely twist help a bacterial enzyme convert carbon dioxide into carbon compounds 20 times faster than plant enzymes do during photosynthesis. The results stand to accelerate progress toward converting carbon dioxide into a variety of products.


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