SLAC at 50: still very much a going concern
The linear accelerator through which electrons travel at nearly the speed of light is buried in the darkness of a two-mile-long underground tunnel, where the parts show their age but also their hardiness and good design. The accelerator continues to give scientists what they need when they need it as well as being a platform for new devices. Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac.

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