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Symons: How Two Nobel Laureates Made Possible Lab’s Laser Accelerator Center

In an email to Accelerator Technology & Applied Physics Division staff, Associate Lab Director James Symons offered congratulations to this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics winners. Two of the laureates — Gérard Mourou and his then doctoral student Donna Strickland — developed “chirped pulse amplification,” a method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short pulses, that (among its many other benefits) made Berkeley Lab’s Laser Accelerator Center possible, he wrote. More>

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