Diamonds have been a prized material throughout history. They are scarce and beautiful, wars have been fought over them, and they remain today a symbol of wealth and power. Diamonds also have exceptional physical properties which can lead to unique applications in science. There are now techniques to artificially synthesize diamonds of extraordinarily high quality. In this talk, Professor Kagan will discuss the history of diamonds, their bizarre properties, and their manufacture and use for 21st century science.
Public Lecture—The Mysteries of Diamonds: Bizarre History, Amazing Properties, Unique Applications
12:30–1:30 p.m. PDT
Registration may be required.
Adults are required to bring a photo ID to enter the SLAC campus.
Please arrive early to join the event on time.
SLAC offers free parking in our visitor parking lot.
SLAC facilities meet American Disability Act requirements for accessibility. If you need assistance, please notify our security officers as you enter SLAC’s main gate, and they will direct you to a parking area and assist or escort you to the auditorium.
SLAC is located at 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025. Please visit our Maps and directions page for driving directions.
If you have specific questions or concerns about attending a public lecture at SLAC, please contact us.