Welcome from Lab Director

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It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, where we have a long-standing legacy of scientific research and discovery. As a new member of the SLAC team, you are part of this legacy and part of our collaborative community that includes scientists, engineers, technicians and specialists in a wide range of operational support areas, from human resources and business services to facilities, security and maintenance. At SLAC, you will have the opportunity to work with other world-class talent both at the laboratory and at Stanford, one of most prestigious universities in the world.

Each of us, working individually and in teams, makes important contributions to successfully implementing SLAC’s strategic plan. As we pursue the laboratory’s scientific goals, we are committed to upholding our core values of excellence, collaboration, integrity, respect and creativity. Each of these terms represents a trait we should all embrace in our work, and a set of values that must define the essence of SLAC. In addition to these core values, we are committed to ensuring the safety, well-being and security of our staff and visitors, and to fostering an environment that is open, welcoming and encouraging of diverse perspectives and voices.

I hope you will find your work here to be rewarding, inspiring and meaningful. We offer many resources to make your transition to SLAC a smooth and positive one. Feel free to call on our Human Resources team to assist you with these resources and to help answer your questions.


Chi-Chang Kao
Lab Director