Want a Tour of the Longest Building in the World? Photowalking 6

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Photowalking 6, #2: SLAC tour, longest building | ScobleShow: Videoblog about geeks, technology, and developers Last month Robert Scoble, Shel Israel and I joined Stanford Linear Accelerator Emeritus Bebo White as he gave us a tour of what at almost 2 miles long is both the world’s longest and straightest building.

SLAC (check out the aerial view on wikipedia) is this giant underground tube where particle beams are shot through and where interesting experiements in physics are conducted. It is the home of three Nobel Prizes in physics. One for The Charm Quark in 1976, one fror Quark structure inside Protons and Neutrons in 1990 and one in 1995 for the tau lepton.

Find out about electrons, positrons, radiation, how electron beams are cooled, and more. Robert films the video and I shoot the photos.

This is part two of Robert’s visits to SLAC. Robert first interviewed Bebo White in part one of his SLAC series here. We are also going to go back in the next few weeks and film part three.

Thanks to Robert, Shel and Bebo for a great afternoon shooting a pretty unique subject.

I think my favorite thing to shoot there was this giant cooling system with all these great time aged pipes. To see all of my photos from SLAC you can click through here.

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  1. Bout time.

    Welcome back, I missed you.