From the Accelerating Universe to Accelerating Particles: Cosmic Philanthropy

Mar 19, 2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

SLAC, Kavli Auditorium

Bob Kirshner (Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation)

In this talk, I will show how the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, your philanthropic neighbor on Page Mill Road, helps fund basic science.  With an annual science budget of $100 Million per year, we are small compared to federal agencies, but we are free to select topics and methods to advance the fields in which we work.  I will give some examples from time domain astronomy, particle accelerators and quantum materials of interest to SLAC staff.