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Scientist in the Spotlight: Teri Roberts and Scott Crooker

Nov 09, 2019 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Bradbury Science Museum
1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
Teri Roberts and Scott Crooker
Stacy Baker
(505) 664-0244
Public Event
Teri Roberts and Scott Crooker.

Event Description

Join us on Saturday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 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 through 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.