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SLAC on Show at Supercomputing 2010
Reminder: SLAC Run and Walk Today
Astrophysics Colloquium December 9: Hubble

SLAC Today

Thursday - November 18, 2010

SLAC on Show at Supercomputing 2010

The SLAC and Stanford SC10 exhibit team.
(Photo courtesy Daniel Wang.)

This week, SLAC brings some of the lab's best research to New Orleans, Louisiana, for the 23rd annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC10. The conference attracts more than 10,000 attendees each year, bringing together scientists, engineers, educators and students from research institutions, universities and corporations around the world.

As one of more than 300 exhibitors, standing out on an expansive 350,000 square foot exhibition floor is no easy feat. Thanks to the hard work of SLAC staff and a continued partnership with Stanford University, however, the SLAC/Stanford presence at this year's event boasts more than a few eye-catching features.  Read more...

Part of the 2010 SLAC Run & Walk T-shirt design. (Design by SLAC InfoMedia Solutions.)

Reminder: SLAC Run and Walk Today

Don't forget—today's the day for the 39th annual SLAC Run and Walk. Event registration and T-shirt sales will start at 11:45 a.m. on the north side of the Klystron Gallery at Sector 30. The run will start at 12:05 sharp; the walkers will follow the runners.

See the 39th Annual SLAC Run & Walk page for more details.


Astrophysics Colloquium December 9: Hubble

 (Poster by SLAC InfoMedia Solutions.)

In May 2009, a team of astronauts flew to the Hubble Space Telescope on space shuttle Atlantis. On their 13-day mission and over the course of five spacewalks they completed an extreme makeover of the orbiting observatory. They installed the Wide Field Camera-3 and the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph, repaired the Advanced Camera for Surveys and the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph, and performed a number of maintenance activities. On Thursday, December 9, astronaut John Grunsfeld will present a colloquium, "Hubble," exploring his adventures in orbit and early results from the newly upgraded telescope.

The Hubble Space Telescope story has been a fascinating study in public policy, engineering, ethics and science. For the first time on orbit the Hubble has a full complement of instruments capable of performing state-of-the-art observations from the near infra-red to the ultraviolet end of the spectrum. The early results from the new and repaired instruments hint at a bright scientific future for Hubble.

The talk will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. in Kavli Auditorium. It is free and open to all.


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