Public Lectures

Ever wonder what goes on at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory? The SLAC Public Lecture Series is your chance to find out! Every other month, SLAC opens its doors to the local community for an evening lecture highlighting the cutting-edge science happening at the laboratory. From the nanotechnology of diamonds to the latest Higgs Boson discoveries, SLAC public lectures provide non-scientists with a unique insight into the workings of our universe.

Scheduled Lecture

A Material World: a Renaissance at the Atomic Scale

Rob Moore , SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, SIMES Institute
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm

It would have been hard to predict Google, Facebook and Twitter as results of the creation of the first transistor out of a chunk of silicon. Only when looking back do we see ages of stone and iron, technological revolutions named after the materials that spawned them. For today’s challenges we must look forward and learn how to design materials with specific electrical properties, and to build these materials from the atoms up. Today, at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) at SLAC and Stanford, we are synthesizing materials with atomic precision and following the electrons using novel X-ray probes at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource. This lecture will explore our progress into the quantum world of materials and look at how the next age will be forged.


About the speaker:

Rob Moore is a staff scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and assistant director of SIMES, a joint Institute between SLAC and Stanford. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Technological University in 1994, after which he spent five years in the US Navy as a submarine officer aboard the USS Alaska (SSBN 732). He received a master’s degree in physics from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2002 and a PhD from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2006. Rob joined SLAC in 2006.


Lecture will be held at the Panofsky Auditorium (the New Science and User Support Building)

Registration is not required

Watch the live stream on 9/27/16, 7:30 pm

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