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USGS Research Chemist Charles Alpers will give a free public lecture on July 26 at 7:00 pm in Rambo Auditorium of the USGS Menlo Park campus, 345 Middlefield Road.

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Nobel Prize-winning SLAC physicist Burton Richter dies at age 87

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Burton Richter, the Paul Pigott Professor in the Physical Sciences, Emeritus, former director of the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, and winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in physics, died July 18 in Palo Alto. He was 87. Richter’s Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the J/psi subatomic particle, shared with MIT’s […]

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Middle schoolers participate in the Greene Scholars Program Summer Science Institute at SLAC

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The California Alliance of African American Educators Greene Scholars Program Summer Science Institute at SLAC began three years ago. The annual program was organized by an employee resource group known as CORE (Committee for Outreach, Recruitment & Engagement of Ethnic Minorities) in collaboration with Stanford University. While the program has welcomed high school students for […]

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“Cetaceans of the Coast” is topic at Menlo Park Library on June 25

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Meet the whales off our coast and in our bay, with research biologist Izzy Szczepaniak of Golden Gate Cetacean Research (GGCR) on Monday, June 25, at 6:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library. Did you know that harbor porpoises only recently returned to San Francisco Bay, after an absence of approximately 65 years? Learn more […]

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SLAC free public lecture looks at “The End of Spacetime” on June 19

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SLAC presents a free public lecture by Nima Arkani-Hamed titled “The End of Spacetime” on Tuesday, June 19 at 7:30 pm at the Panofsky Auditorium (Science and User Support Building (BLDG 53) Spacetime and quantum mechanics are the pillars of our modern understanding of fundamental physics. But there are storm clouds on the horizon indicating that […]

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Learn how humans are causing earthquakes at USGS lecture on May 31

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The next free public lecture at USGS in May 31 at 7:00 pm in Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park. USGS research geophysicist’s topic is “Yes, Humans Really Are Causing Earthquakes!” which will look at how energy industry practices are causing earthquakes in America’s heartland.

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“The New Grid: 100% Clean Energy for All” is topic of SLAC public lecture on May 29

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Sila Kiliccote will offer a free public lecture titled The New Grid: 100% Clean Energy for All at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory  on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Panofsky Auditorium/Science and User Support Building (BLDG 53). The grid that transmits our electrical power needs a radical transformation. The structure of the grid has not […]

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Learn about coral reefs at USGS public lecture on April 26

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USGS research geologist Curt Storiazzi will talk about the role of U.S. coral reefs in coastal protection at a free public lecture at USGS in Menlo Park on April 26. The lecture will take place in the Rambo Auditorium/Building 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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“Axions: Ghost Riders in the Sky” is SLAC public lecture on April 3

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Theoretical physicist Hendrik Vogel will talk about Axions: Ghost Riders in the Sky at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm. The lecture will take place at SLAC’s Panofsky Auditorium (2575 Sand Hill Road). The event is free; registration is not required. At a first glance, ther galaxy appears to […]

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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visits SLAC in Menlo Park, tours site of X-ray laser upgrade

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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visited the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park on Wednesday, where he toured the site of a superconducting upgrade to the accelerator that powers the lab’s X-ray laser and met with employees in a town hall meeting. “We enjoyed the opportunity to share with the […]

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Snow and Avalanche Science is USGS topic on March 22

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USGS Physical Scientist Erich Peitzsch will discuss highlights of applied avalanche research and forecasting on March 22 at 7:00 pm. The lecture will take place at Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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