Patrick Krejcik


Stanford University


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Patrick Krejcik

 Author, writer, novelist ...


  • Patrick Krejcik is a physicist at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025.

Research interests include
  • accelerator physics
  • instrumentation for charged particle beams
  • diagnostics of ultrafast phenomena
  • the Linac Coherent Light Source project, LCLS, the world's first x-ray laser
  • watch a Youtube video explaining the  X-Band Transverse Deflecting Cavity.

shows a current list of scientific citations

shows a current list of high energy physics publications
Research prior to joining SLAC included working at CERN, on accelerators for antimatter.


The European Organization for Nuclear Research

Read an article on the history of The Development of Modern Particle Accelerators at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center written for a special commemorative edition of the Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, in memory of Prof. Jak C. Kelly, whom I hold in special regard as my PhD supervisor.

View a slide show presentation on how the discovery of the Higgs Boson at CERN is also the culmination of 50 years of reseach at SLAC.       
Nature Communications
Our favorite journal, NATURE, has published our aticle on
"Few-femtosecond time-resolved measurements of X-ray free-electron lasers"

and in case you're wondering, a femtosecond is just 1/1,000,000,000,000,000 of a second,
which is about the time it would take light to travel across the diameter of a tiny bacterium

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 The world of X-ray lasers at the Linac Coherent Light Source



Image of Cover of Sand Hill Road