NCSA 30 | 2016 February
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February 2016

Gravitational Waves

Thanks for coming to the NCSA 30th anniversary website! We’ll try to update you regularly with historical information about NCSA and the research done here! Let’s start with our most recent history, the discovery of gravitational waves, confirming Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity. The waves were detected by LIGO detectors funded by the NSF....

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NCSA Day at Spurlock March 3

Join us in celebrating NCSA's 30th anniversary at the Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, on Thursday, March 3. [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up="5px" down="5px"] Take advantage of special extended museum hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to view all the museum's exhibits, including the new NCSA exhibit that even includes a Cray 2 supercomputer! [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up="5px" down="5px"]At...

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NCSA 30 Colloquia

As part of NCSA’s 30th anniversary, the country’s preeminent academic supercomputing center will be hosting a colloquia series and museum exhibit at the University of Illinois’ Spurlock Museum. Professor Miguel Alcubierre will give a talk as part of the colloquia, and also host a talk (“Faster than the Speed of Light”) at Spurlock’s Knight Auditorium at 7 pm on March 3. Please visit for more information...

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Beth McKown

Interview: Beth McKown

NCW-Beth McKown Welcome to what I like to call our NCSA Crush Wednesday, or NCW for short. For the next few weeks, and maybe even longer, I will be interviewing staff members around NCSA to get people excited about the 30th anniversary of the NCSA coming up. My interviewee for today is Beth McKown. Kenny: So like I said earlier, this is for our NCSA Crush Wednesday,...

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