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Scientist in the spotlight - Supercomputing/Magnets

Nov 11, 2017 11:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Bradbury Science Museum
1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
Linda Anderman
(505) 665-9196

Event Description

Join us on Saturday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


How do computers “know” what they are doing? Trick question! Computers don’t “know” in the sense that people “know”—but that might change in the future. Right now, computers blindly follow instructions. So, how do computers get instructions? Programming. Come and explore computer concepts from binary digits (0 and 1) to supercomputers. Teri Roberts guides you and your family members through this learning experience in about 15 minutes using hands-on exercises.

Magnets and magnetic levitation

Did you know that all materials are slightly magnetic? Stop by and interact with Scott Crooker, with the Lab’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, who will demonstrate that all materials attract but only some repel. Not only will you be “drawn” to what he’ll show you, you can also see magnetic levitation in action.