Free Astronomy Lecture: It Rains Diamonds on ‘Ice Giant’ Planets | Presidio
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Professor Glenzer said, “For this experiment, we had LCLS, the brightest X-ray source in the world, and intense, fast pulses of X-rays are needed to unambiguously see the structure of these diamonds”. These experiments help provide us with better insight into the structure of exoplanets.
Siegfried Glenzer, who is the recipient of the recent E O Lawrence award, is Professor and High-Energy-Density division director at the SLAC National Accelerator Lab. He joined SLAC as a distinguished scientist to build a new discovery class program to explore matter in extreme conditions.
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