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Past Event · Public Lecture

Charging ahead: batteries of the future

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

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

SARS-Cov-2 and other RNA viruses are formidable natural foes of humanity.

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

Earth’s magnetic field does more than just help us to navigate.

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

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

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

As we reach the limits of high-speed computation based on silicon, ideas for the next generation of computers have focused on electrically switchable nanoscale devices that operate in ways similar to the neurons and synapses of your brain.

brain with computing images around it.

When and where life originated on Earth – and if, or where, life exists elsewhere in the cosmos – are some of the biggest scientific questions of our time.

A Camera for the Invisible: Bringing the Higgs Boson into Focus

The Higgs boson was discovered in 2012 at the world’s most powerful particle collider, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland.

 At SLAC we are constructing the core of the biggest and fastest camera ever built to capture the Higgs boson in action.
Past Event · Public lecture

Improving Batteries from the Atoms Up

In batteries, energy is stored in tiny particles within the electrodes that individually breathe in and out and chemically evolve as the battery is charged and discharged.  Improving the efficiency and lifetime of batteries will require a better understanding of...
Public Lecture | Improving Batteries from the Atoms Up presented by Yijin Liu