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SLAC & Stanford Tours


SLAC tours will take place during the conference sessions, in groups of 25. Each tour will take approx 1 hour. The tour will include visiting the Klystron Gallery and the Main Control Center (MCC). The bus will leave at:

  • Wednesday 3:15pm
  • Wednesday 4:15pm
  • Thursday 9:00am

In addition we are organizing a 30 min tour through the Visualization Lab at the Fred Kavli Building (same building where the conference takes place). These tours will start at:

  • Wednesday 3:00pm
  • Wednesday 3:30pm
  • Wednesday 4:00pm

Sign up sheets for each of these tours will be available near the place where you pick up your badge for these who signed up for the SLAC tour during registration.

More about the SLAC Linac (Klystron Visitor’s Alcove)
SLAC’s two-mile linear accelerator is housed beneath one of the longest buildings in the world, the Klystron Gallery. After more than 40 years of producing high-energy electrons for cutting-edge physics experiments, the linac now serves as the backbone for the world’s first hard x-ray free electron laser, the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).

More about the Visualization Lab
Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) are revolutionizing the way we understand the universe. The Kavli Building at SLAC is home to a state-of-the-art visualization laboratory where animations are designed and screened to help scientists and visitors alike conceptualize the birth of a star, the early universe, black holes and dark matter.

Stanford Tour

The Stanford tour will take place on first day of the conference, beginning after the last session and finishing near the reception/dinner. Two buses will depart from SLAC (near Kavli lobby where registration desk) at 5:30pm and drop off sightseers at Stanford near the Cantor Art Center. From there, a SLACer will guide the group on a ~1 mile tour through some of the interesting parts of Stanford and finish near the reception. Alternatively, sightseers may opt to discover Stanford on their own as they wish.

Those with portable media players(e.g., iPod) may wish to download the Self-Guided Podcast: Stanford Campus Tour. iPhone users may also download the the Visit Stanford application.

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