Conventional particle accelerators are typically gigantic machines that occupy a lot of space. Even at more modest energies, such as that used for cancer therapy and medical imaging, accelerators need large rooms to accommodate the required hardware, power supplies and radiation shielding. But a new discovery by physicists at the University of Maryland could hold… Read more

A newly upgraded high-power laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will blaze new trails across many fields of science by recreating the universe’s most extreme conditions, such as those at the heart of stars and planets, in a lab. It is the first high-power laser system to be paired with SLAC’s… Read more