Fermilab Collaboration Saluted on SLAC Doors
NLC summer student Matthew Sorgenfrei paints the
door of Bldg. 128 (Photo by Tom Mead)
By Tom Mead
In a graphic display of collaboration, one building at
SLAC is "flying" the Fermilab colors. Emblazoned on the west-end double
doors of Building 128 in the Research Yard next to End Station B gleams
the recently painted orange-circle-on-blue-field Fermilab graphic. This
pattern is seen on the majority of Fermilabís research buildings.
The impetus for this graphic display is the fact that
Fermilab is a strong partner in the linear collider program. They are
currently building accelerator structures that will be installed in the
NLCTA. SLAC, in turn, is a strong partner to Fermilab, as are other HEP
labs around the world. SLAC recently sent a team consisting of Marc Ross (NLC),
Jim Sebek (ACP) and Till Straumann (ACP) to Fermilab to lend a hand in the
effort to get their Tevatron accelerator operating closer to capacity.
NLC summer student Matthew Sorgenfrei, a recent graduate
of Gunn High School, did the painting in July. Sorgenfrei got his job at
SLAC through his participation in the Robotics Club program, which is
supported, in part, by SLAC.
Bldg. 128 is now referred to as "Fermilab West" as a small
nod to the paint job and to the fact that the continued support of the
multilab collaboration is critical to the success of the project. While
only paint on a door, it is also a strong statement about the camaraderie
of the collaboration.