The Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory hosts projects that explore the Universe at the smallest and largest scale.
LCLS at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is a free-electron X-ray laser that produces ultrafast pulses of X-rays millions of times brighter than even the most powerful synchrotron sources — pulses powerful enough to make images of single molecules.
SSRL at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. SSRL produces extremely bright x-rays used to study our world at the atomic and molecular level.
The Fermi LAT is an instrument on the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope, a collaboration between NASA and SLAC.
POLAR-1 targets the detection of both gravitational waves and gravitational lensing signatures in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation. It will be commissioned at the South Pole in the fall of 2012.