Staff scientist Giacomo Coslovich will give a talk titled “Making Waves in a Superconductor” on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at 7:30 pm at SLAC’s Panofsky Auditorium, Science and User Support Building (B53).

Superconductors are materials in which electric current flows freely, without resistance. They are used to create the powerful magnetic fields needed to operate MRI machines and levitate high-speed trains, and have even served as building blocks for quantum computers.

While most metals can become superconducting at temperatures close to absolute zero, more complex materials can superconduct at higher temperatures. Can we discover what makes these materials so special?

This lecture will describe experiments at SLAC that use optical and X-ray lasers to create waves in high-temperature superconductors and observe how the materials “breathe” at the atomic level. We hope to find a path to materials that are superconducting at room temperature, making this exotic phenomenon available for everyday applications.

Registration is not required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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“Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime!” is topic of SLAC talk on Jan. 24

Ge Wang will present the first talk in the Art Meets Science at SLAC Lecture Series, “Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime!” on Jan. 24, from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Panofsky Auditorium at SLAC, to be followed by a reception. What is the nature of design, and the meaning it holds in human […]

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Instrument petting zoo coming to Menlo Park Library on Jan. 17

What are string instruments made of, and how do they produce sound and music? More importantly, why do we make music? Join the acclaimed musicians and teaching artists of Chamber Music by the Bay during their eighth season of bringing live music education to thousands of young audience members throughout the San Francisco Bay Area! […]

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“Paths to Healthy Aging” it topic of talk on January 16

Dr. Mehrdad Ayati, Geriatrician, Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, author of “Paths to Healthy Aging,” and Director of the Geriatric Center of Los Altos, will discuss managing chronic conditions in aging with the goal of maintaining a better quality of life. The talk will take place on January 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 […]

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M-A football championship will be celebrated on Jan. 12 with a parade and rally

The Menlo-Atherton High School state champion football team will be honored with a parade on Saturday, Jan. 12,  at 10:00 am in downtown Menlo Park. A rally will follow at Burgess Park. The parade route starts at the Caltrain station parking lot and make its way westbound on Santa Cruz Avenue. At Crane Street it […]

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“From Columbine to Parkland: Is this the new normal?” is topic of MPCSD speaker series on Jan. 14

The world was forever changed on April 20, 1999, at 11:19 am when two high school students entered their school —Columbine High School in Littleton, CO — with loaded automatic weapons and begin shooting students and teachers, killing 13 and wounding 20 other students. I Since that fateful day 20 years ago, scores of more […]

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Public forum on Jan. 8 to discuss removal of redwood trees on El Camino

Residents concerned about the removal of seven redwood trees at the corner of El Camino and Ravenswood are encouraged to attend a public forum on Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the downstairs conference room of the Menlo Park Library. This public forum will be a venue at which people can learn […]

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First Friday on Jan. 4 looks at Market St. before and after the 1906 earthquake

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It’s countdown to Noon at Cheeky Monkey Toys on Dec. 31

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Meet reptiles and amphibians at Belle Haven branch of library on Dec. 16

Educators from Sulphur Creek Nature Center in Hayward will introduce some of their resident reptiles and amphibians at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library on Dec. 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. You’ll learn about their natural history and ecology, as well as life cycles, predators and prey, habitats, locomotion, and defense […]

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Menlo-Atherton Bears in CIF State title game at Sequoia on Dec. 15

The Menlo-Atherton Bears (12-2) will take on Lincoln-San Diego (11-4) for the CIF State 3AA Championship this Saturday, Dec. 15,  at 6:00 pm. The game will be played at Sequoia High School. “Would be great to have a bunch of alumni there (or from other local schools)!” co-Athletic Director Paul Snow posted on Facebook. You […]

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