SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Capturing More Gamma Rays

Stefan Funk wants to improve ground-based gamma ray imaging systems. Today's best instruments have their limits, Funk noted, and newer, more sensitive equipment is required to enter the next stage of astrophysical research. ...

Apr 13, 2010 4.5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Seeking dark matter on a desktop

Desktop experiments could point the way to dark matter discovery, complementing grand astronomical searches and deep underground observations. According to recent theoretical results, small blocks of matter ...

Mar 15, 2010 4 / 5 (15) 3 | with audio podcast

Extreme Jets Take New Shape

(PhysOrg.com) -- Jets of particles streaming from black holes in far-away galaxies operate differently than previously thought, according to a study published today in Nature. The new study reveals that m ...

Feb 17, 2010 4.8 / 5 (14) 2 | with audio podcast

Silicon Detector Validated, Moves Forward

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two of the three detector design concepts for the proposed next linear collider have been validated by the International Detector Advisory Group, and their conclusions endorsed by the International ...

Sep 14, 2009 3.5 / 5 (2) 0