Events archive

View upcoming and past public events at SLAC. Please also visit our events page for more information.

Upcoming Event · Special Event

SSRL 50th anniversary celebration

Join us for a full day of talks and panel discussions looking at the past, present and future of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL). This event is open to the public with required advanced registration, and it will take...
Panofsky auditorium with SSRL 50th graphic
Apr 20
Upcoming Event · Special Event

KIPAC 20th anniversary community day

This event is free, open to all, and family-friendly hosted by Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford University, Science & Engineering Quad. 
Dwarf Galaxy 3.
Apr 15

Presented by Axel Levy.

public lecture poster image
Apr 06
Past Event · Public lecture

What in the cell is going on?

Presented by Peter  D. Dahlberg. Viewing cellular machinery at the nanoscale. 

cryo-EM image of Caulobacter bacterium
Past Event · Public Lecture

Charging ahead: batteries of the future

Presented by Yi Cui, SLAC/Stanford University. To transform our energy sources to carbon neutrality, we need to power as much of modern society as possible with clean electricity.

public lecture art charging ahead: batteries of the future
Past Event · Public Lecture

Seeing the Universe Through Quantum Eyes

Presented by Cyndia Yu. Since the earliest times, we humans have attempted to understand and explain the world around us by observing our surroundings.

illustration of universe and human eye

Presented by Rachael Kretsch. SARS-Cov-2 and other RNA viruses are formidable natural foes of humanity. To fight them, we must understand them better, especially their main component, RNA.

Revolutionary 3-D Views of Viral RNA Using Cryogenic Electron Microscopy

Presented by Ben Ofori-Okai. Earth’s magnetic field does more than just help us to navigate. It is also used by animals for orientation and migration,  and it protects life on Earth from charged particles that stream in from the sun...

Public lecture poster for Getting to the Core of Earth’s Magnetic Field

Presented by Franklin Fuller. Over billions of years, plants and cyanobacteria changed the Earth’s atmosphere by inhaling carbon dioxide, storing the carbon in solid biomass and exhaling oxygen.

Public Lecture poster: picture of movie
Past Event · public lecture

The Tug of War that Shapes the Universe

Presented by Justin Myles. As the universe expanded from the Big Bang, regions where the density of matter was higher than average grew into galaxies and clusters of galaxies.

illustration of a tug of war in the universe