Our Mission, Vision & Values
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We explore how the universe works at the biggest, smallest and fastest scales and invent powerful tools used by scientists around the globe. Our research helps solve real-world problems and advances the interests of the nation.
We open new windows to the natural world and build a brighter future through scientific discovery.
We hold ourselves to the highest standards, continually looking for ways to improve our work, advance our skills and make the best use of our experience and talent. We achieve outstanding results without compromising safety, security or the environment.
We’re accountable for our actions and for the culture of the lab. We are honest and transparent in our conduct, communication and research practices.
We are committed to the collective success of SLAC and its user community. We celebrate our individual strengths and talents while acknowledging that we achieve more by working with others.
We make everyone feel welcome and respected and encourage all to contribute. We embrace individual differences and welcome the richness and value that they bring to SLAC.
We explore radically new ideas with courage and confidence. We bring an optimistic and entrepreneurial spirit to our work.