Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), part of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, have confirmed that cosmic rays are created in the aftermath of supernovas, a theory that had never before been proven conclusively.
Physics Professor Roger Blandford received the British Royal Astronomical Society’s highest award, the Gold Medal, last Friday. He joins an elite group of scientists, which includes visionaries such as Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble and Stephen Hawking.
Stanford announced Tuesday that Persis S. Drell, director of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, plans to step down from her position to return to her role as a faculty member. She will remain the director of SLAC until the University hires a replacement.