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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

SLAC Tours

Tours of SLAC will be given, please see below for times. All tours start at the SSI Registration Desk in front of Kavli Auditorium. Space is limited -- interested SSI participants will have the opportunity to sign up for the tours at the SSI Registration Desk.

Klystron Gallery

Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 1:30-2:30 PM, Klystron Gallery*
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 from 1:30-2:30 PM, Klystron Gallery*
*Note: Be sure to wear comfy shoes as you will walk to/from Klystron Gallery

Klystrons as far as the eye can see generate the microwaves which power the SLAC linac. A stop at the Visitor’s Gallery along the two mile accelerator, shows the critical linac components, explains their workings, and provides a spectacular visual experience. A “must-see” at SLAC.

Visualization Lab at Fred Kavli Building

Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 5:00-5:30 PM, KIPAC Visualization Lab*
*Space is limited; please sign-up for the tour at the SSI Registration Desk

Whether it is Terabytes of simulation output or experimental data, KIPAC researchers exploit modern visualization techniques to extract the maximum amount of information from their data. More often than not that means to write new tools at the cutting edge of scientific visualization. This work is done in the specially constructed Schwob Computing and Information Center. Read more...