The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) is a national basic research laboratory devoted to experimental and theoretical research in elementary particle physics, to the development of new techniques in high-energy accelerators and elementary particle detectors, and to a broad program of research using synchrotron radiation. It is located on 425 acres of Stanford property west of the main campus, on Sand Hill Road. Stanford University operates SLAC under a contract with the US Department of Energy. Established in 1962, SLAC has become a world-renowned elementary particle physics laboratory, recognized for more than four decades of acheivement in the field. Some of the highlights of SLAC's distinguished history are shown in the timeline.

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