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Tour of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University

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SLAC

2575 Sand Hill Road

Menlo Park, CA 94305

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  • SLAC is a part of the U.S. National Laboratory system (www.slac.stanford.edu). Its cutting edge research centers on high-energy/particle physics, basic energy science, astrophysics, and cosmology. Projects there have led to 4 Nobel prizes and the first non-European website (the fifth in the world). Visitors will see the 2-mile long electron accelerator (the longest in the world), the world's largest free-electron laser, and much more.
  • Lunch will be at the Alpine Inn ("Zot's") (not included in the ticket price). It dates from the 1850's on the earliest trail between the San Francisco Peninsula and the Pacific coast. It has also played an interesting role in the social history of technology growth in Silicon Valley in that numerous start-ups emerged from lunches there.
  • Stanford University (www.stanford.edu) is, without a doubt, one of the world's greatest research universities. It has served as a hub for the growth of Silicon Valley including Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Google, and Yahoo! Stops will include The Gates Computer Science Building, Hoover Tower, the Rodin Sculpture Garden, the Stanford Memorial Church, and more.
  • Transportation will be in typical California counter-culture style on a "Big Woody Bus" (www.bigwoodylimos.com/woody-buses).

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What are the transportation details?

The tour will begin and end at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Government ID is required for all visitors to SLAC. This includes passport for foreign visitors. The minimum age of attendees is 12 years.

Are there physical restrictions?

The tours will require a medium amount of walking (generally flat) and some stairs.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring your cameras!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

bebo.white@gmail.com

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SLAC

2575 Sand Hill Road

Menlo Park, CA 94305

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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