Larry Smarr, astrophysicist turned leading computer scientist, spoke at the April 24 Village Viewpoints event held at the Village Church in RSF.
Smarr is world-renown for imagining future technological opportunities and then ensuring their reality. From his support for creating the browser software that detonated the explosive growth of the Web, to recent dramatic advances in his pursuit of black holes in space, to his own commitment to becoming the patient of the future, Smarr is a man with his eye on the future.
In 2000, he became founding director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a world-class technology innovation and research facility partnership between UC San Diego and UC Irvine. Smarr was just funded by the National Science Foundation to build the Pacific Research Platform, interconnecting Big Data researchers in West Coast universities at speeds 1,000 times that of the shared Internet.
Village Viewpoints is co-presented by the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation and the Village Church.
For more information, visit www.villageviewpoints.com and lsmarr.calit2.net/.
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