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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory


Welcome to the 45th SLAC Summer Institute

Cosmic Opportunities

August 14-25, 2017
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Menlo Park, California

SLAC Summer Institution Program

The SLAC Summer Institute (SSI) is an annual two-week-long Summer School tradition since 1973. Lectures are given Monday through Friday each morning. The afternoons contain a mixture of special lectures, topical conference talks, discussion sessions, student projects and tours. In the evenings, there are social activities and student poster sessions. The attendance is typically a mixture from graduate students to postdocs, as well as senior researchers.

The theme of the 2017 SSI will be ''Cosmic Opportunities”, focusing on upcoming opportunities to expand our knowledge and understanding of the physics of the universe via cosmological measurements of CMB, Dark Energy, Dark Matter and Gravitational Waves. New fundamental observations are forthcoming from improved experiments and new frontier facilities. What do we hope to learn from this new information ?

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The SSI 2017 poster can be view here.

Announcements and Important Dates
  • Mar 01: Release of the overall program
  • Mar 01: Registration now open
  • Mar 20: Poster session abstract submission open
  • Jun 14: Stanford Guest House SSI block rooom reservation expires
  • Jul 07: Last day for early registration fee rate
  • Aug 4 (extended from Jul/31): Poster session abstract submission closes
  • Aug 14: SSI 2017 group photo [1],[2]
  • Aug 25: Project award to team 17 (Primordial BH as DM)