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NCSA 30th Anniversary Celebration Reception

September 16, 2016, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. NCSA building, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana, IL 61801 Join us at the NCSA 30th Anniversary Celebration Reception as we power up for our next 30 years of shaping the future of scientific research, education, and innovation. The community celebration will include a special presentation featuring NCSA founding Director Larry Smarr, current NCSA Director Ed Seidel and other distinguished...

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Danny Powell

Interview: Danny Powell

NCW – Danny Powell Kenny: Hello everyone, and thank you for reading our fourth installment of NCSA Crush Wednesday. Today I am with the Executive Director of NCSA, Danny Powell. Hi Danny, how are you doing? Danny: I’m doing fine, thanks Kenny. K: Thank you for joining me today. D: No problem. K: So most of the people I’ve interviewed so far, have been working here, with the exception of Amanda,...

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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 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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