Research in HEPL Facilities


Research Projects

Advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) - Brad Parkinson, Per Enge

Biomedical Physics: Photovoltaic Retinal Prosthesis, Laser-Tissue Interactions, Retinal Plasticity and Electronic Control of Vasculature - Daniel Palanker

Confined Helium Experiment (CHEX) - John Lipa

Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) - Sarah Church

Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) - Blas Cabrera

Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO) - Giorgio Gratta

Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope (formerly GLAST) - Peter Michelson (HEPL, SLAC and KIPAC)

Free Electron Laser Center - Alan Schwettman, Todd Smith

Gravity Gradient Experiments Using Cold Atoms - Mark Kasevich

Gravity Probe B (GPB) -Francis. Everitt, Sasha Buchman

Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) - Tom Abel, Director

Keck Array Telescope - Chao-Lin Kuo

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) - Steven Kahn

Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) Caltech LIGO website (Stanford: HEPL and Ginzton Labs; also Caltech and MIT) - Robert. Byer, Daniel DeBra, Martin Fejer, James Harris, Robert Wagoner

Measuring Gravity at Small Distances - Aharon Kapitulnik

Modular Gravitational Reference Sensor (MGRS) — A future core instrument for both space gravitational wave detection and an array of other precision time-positioning experiments Robert Byer, Daniel DeBra

Neuroscience & Physics: Understanding How the Retina Encodes, Processes and Transmits Visual Iinformation to the Brain, and the Consequences for Visual Perception - EJ Chichilnisky

Precision Experimental Measurements in Laser Atomic Physics with Applications to Fundamental Physics, Time and Spacetime - Leo Hollberg

Probing the Nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy, Gravity at Large Scales, the Mass and Number of Neutrino Species, the Characteristics of Inflation and the Cosmic Gravity Wave Background, and the Evolution of Structure and Disposition of Baryonic Matter in the Universe - Kent Irwin

Q/U Imaging ExperimenT (QUIET II) - Sarah Church, Chao-0lin Kuo

Solar Observatories Group (Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager—HMI) - Philip Scherrer

HEPL experimenters are based in a number of Stanford departments. In addition, cross-departmental collaboration is a focus of many experiments. Departments affiliated with work at HEPL include:

Aeronautics and Astronautics

Applied Physics

Electrical Engineering

Ginzton Laboratory

Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC)



Stanford Center for Position, Navigation and Time (SCPNT)

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Stanford School of Medicine - Department of Neurosurgery

Stanford School of Medicine - Department of Opthamology