Past Event

SLAC: 50 Years of Scientific Discovery

Wed, Nov 28 2012 - 7:00pm

SLAC, Celebrating 50 Years of Scientific Discovery

Burton Richter, Ph.D., Nobel Prize-winning Physicist; Director Emeritus, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Norbert Holtkamp, Ph.D., SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

 
For five decades, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has pioneered groundbreaking discoveries from astrophysics to energy science. The home of cutting-edge facilities and technologies, scientists uncover mysteries on the smallest and largest scales – from the workings of the atom to the enigmas of the cosmos. Research conducted at SLAC has led to Nobel Prizes for discovering two fundamental particles, proving protons are made of quarks and showing how DNA directs protein manufacturing in cells. Richter explains how SLAC helped define the science of the past, and Holtkamp shares his vision of how SLAC will enable the science of the future.

Join Richter as he explains how SLAC helped define the science of today, and Holtkamp as he shares his vision of how SLAC will enable the science of the future.

Location:  Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program
Cost: $15 standard, $10 members,  $5 students (with valid ID)