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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 should sign up online during SSI Registration.

Klystron Gallery

Thursday, August 17, 2016 from 1:30-2:30 PM, Klystron Gallery*
Tuesday, August 22, 2016 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

On same days as above, Thursday August 17 and Tuesday, August 22, at 4:30-5:00 PM:
Tours of KIPAC Visualization Lab*
*Space is limited; please sign-up during online registration

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...

IR2 LZ Test platform and LSST Clean Room Tour

Wednesday August 23 at 5:00-5:45 PM
This tour is held in conjunction with the SSI soccer game. Please see Social Events page for details.