SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, originally named Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, is a United States Department of Energy National Laboratory operated by Stanford University under the programmatic direction of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and located in Menlo Park, California. It is the site of the Stanford Linear Accelerator, a 3.2 kilometer (2-mile) linear accelerator constructed in 1966 and shut down in the 2000s, which could accelerate electrons to energies of 50 GeV.Our Menlo Park attractions planner makes visiting SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and other Menlo Park attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Today SLAC research centers on a broad program in atomic and solid-state physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine using X-rays from synchrotron radiation and a free-electron laser as well as experimental and theoretical research in elementary particle physics, astroparticle physics, and cosmology.
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SLAC allows visitors only 1-2 days a month. The schedule and sign up dates are available on line, but it is imperative to sign up right away for future dates because the list fills very quickly. it's.... more »
We went on the tour of SLAC organised by WorldCon 76 in San Jose, being a live government site we had to be vetted previously and have valid government proof of ID to show. To start we had a film... more »
Very interesting!! Unfortunately not a place the public can freely visit. Just comforting that such great research is taking place here in the Bay Area.
World class facility and staff. SLAC really knows how to science.
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