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Larry Smarr
Works at Calit2-UCSD/UCI
Attended Harvard University
Lived in La Jolla, CA
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For those of you who want to see what Tesla's autopilot on the freeway is like-watch the voice of Bart Simpson demonstrate. And in a brand new Model X!
In the few months since Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] officially released Autopilot autonomous vehicle functionality for all hardware-equipped Tesla Model S and Tesla model X electric cars made after October 2014, we've become accustomed to seeing videos posted to social media showing Tesla customers happily enjoying their car's newfound driving skills for the first time. From the autosteer functionality on freeways through to the automated paral...
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A little bummed she didn't do it in Barts voice and say "ay carumba", but the car itself is pretty amazing.
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After nearly 40 years, landers on the Moon are going to become commonplace in the next few years.

Here are some beautiful true-color images from China's rover on the moon. China is the third country to soft-land a vehicle on our Moon..
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not much difference between color pics and b&w.  but cool all the same
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Our home's new rooftop solar panels just passed inspection yesterday.

Onward with the energy revolution!
 
California Preserves Solar Incentives in Defeat for Utilities

California regulators voted to preserve "net energy metering", which has contributed to the growth of rooftop solar.
But the ruling will mean slightly higher rates for new customers with rooftop solar.
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Great advice!
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For those of you who like to worry about apocalyptic events to come, check out the fiery demon that is going to collide with our Milky Way galaxy in just 30 million years... 
Damn, that was fun headline to write. But, if you think I'm just being silly or trying to push some clickbait on you, check out these photos:
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A new level of bio-inspired technological strangeness has been reached in Calit2's Qualcomm Institute. The company Festo is having an exhibit in our space today.  Check out the video of Festo's Bionic ANTs: www.youtube.com/user/FestoHQ
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Calit2's Qualcomm Institute researching the intersection of sustainability and robotics..
 
Here are some of my SketchUp models showing plans for the rooftop garden.
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All that separates the two companies is $13 billion in market cap.
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I know how crazy is that!
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Gave the keynote to an NSF Workshop on Applications and Services  in 2021

http://lsmarr.calit2.net/presentations?slideshow=57609870

Big Data Freeways, wireless 5G, shared VR, brain-inspired computers, and a takeoff in Artificial Intelligence, all combining to empower drones, self-driving cars, super telescopes, electrical internet, and personalized medicine...

The future is getting exciting!
Keynote Presentation NSF Workshop on Applications and Services in 2021 Washington, DC January 28, 2016
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Oh how the mighty have fallen...
 
Walgreens Suspends Theranos Service at Palo Alto Store

The drugstore chain also informed the company it should not send blood samples to the lab the government found could put patients in ‘immediate jeopardy.’
The drugstore chain also informed the company it should not send blood samples to the lab the government found deficient and put patients in 'immediate jeopardy.'
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Yes, her extreme secrecy keep her from finding and correcting little problems along the way.  She also loved the aura of mystery way too much...
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Blending art and science. Insight and discovery are where you find them. As a scientist who spent 25 years publishing papers on black hole astrophysics, I would not have thought to go to Metallica for help in making a new discovery about black holes.

However, my son +Joseph Smarr​ taught me to understand and respect Metallica, so I am not totally surprised...

www.ncscooper.com/metallicas-james-hetfield-celebrates-a-phd-in-astrophysics/
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Larry, I remember you from the days in the 29th entry when I lived down the hall from Janet...small world down here!
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Great alignment of the planets.  Worth the early rise if you dont have clouds...
 
Early bird gets…to see the planets. From now until about Feb. 20, earlier risers will stand a good chance of seeing five planets simultaneously in the pre-dawn sky. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/23kS0u3
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SpaceX is going to try tomorrow for another booster landing, but this time on a barge. Stay tuned...

Launch is 10:42am PST Sunday, this time from the West coast Vandenberg launch facility.
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I am the founding director of Calit2 (www.calit2.net), a UCSD/UCI partnership, and hold the Harry E. Gruber professorship in Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD’s Jacobs School.
Employment
  • Calit2-UCSD/UCI
    Director, 2000 - present
  • UC San Diego
    Professor, 2000 - 2011
  • NCSA at UIUC
    Director, 1985 - 2000
  • UIUC
    Professor, 1979 - 2000
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Previously
La Jolla, CA - Cambridge, MA - Austin, TX - Stanford, CA - Livermore, CA - Urbana, IL - Princeton, NJ - Columbia, MO
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Story
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I have made change my friend...
Introduction
I was a mathematician, then physicist, then astrophysicist, then supercomputer director, now computer scientist. 
Bragging rights
Member, Nat. Acad. Engineering; Fellow Amer. Phys. Soc and Amer. Acad. Arts & Sciences
Education
  • Harvard University
    Junior Fellow, 1977 - 1979
  • Princeton University
    Postdoc, 1975 - 1977
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Graduate Student, 1972 - 1975
  • Stanford University
    Graduate Student, 1970 - 1972
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Undergrad/Grad., 1966 - 1970
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