[Seth-Trips] Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Seth David Schoen schoen at loyalty.org
Fri Feb 13 13:58:26 PST 2004

Riana Pfefferkorn writes:

> SLAC in Palo Alto offers free tours to the public on select dates. You
> must make a reservation in advance - and present photo ID. Tours are 2
> hours long. "They generally include an overview of particle physics
> research conducted at SLAC, a view of the giant detectors required to
> observe subatomic particles and a peek at our linac, housed underneath
> the world's longest building."
> Upcoming February dates:
> Sun 2/15 10a
> Wed 2/18 1p
> Sat 2/21 10a
> Sat 2/28 1pm
> Would anybody be interested in going?
> http://www.slac.stanford.edu

Ooh!  That sounds like great fun.

I used to work at LBNL, which also has a couple of accelerators.
(Berkeley is the home of particles that go in circles, and Stanford of
particles that go in straight lines.)  Those accelerators were very
interesting, but I always wondered about the other side of things.

I think a weekend tour is probably best in terms of maximizing the
number of people who can go, but the 15th might be full already (with
couples pursuing Valentine's Weekend linear accelerator tours, doncha
know) and also kind of conflicts with the Noe Venable concert.

Seth David Schoen <schoen at loyalty.org> | Very frankly, I am opposed to people
     http://www.loyalty.org/~schoen/   | being programmed by others.
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                                       |        464 U.S. 417, 445 (1984)

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