April 21, 2009 - New Era of Research Begins as World's First Hard X-ray Laser Achieves "First Light"

X-Ray laser pulses of unprecedented energy and brilliance produced at SLAC

A video interview with SLAC lab Director Persis Drell and LCLS Director of Construction John Galayda.

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The LCLS project is a DOE Office of Science-funded collaboration among several DOE National Laboratories, including SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Argonne, Lawrence Berkeley, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories; and Cornell University and the University of California, Los Angeles. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory provided additional project management which helped make this project successful.