December 12, 2003


PEP-II on Track to Nearly Double BABAR Data Sample

By Kate Metropolis

SLAC set an ambitious goal for run 4 of the PEP-II accelerator: 100 inverse femtobarns. An inverse femtobarn measures the intensity of the beams, how frequently they cross, and how long the run lasts. If this goal is reached, the data sample of the BABAR collaboration from the first three runs would be nearly doubled by July 2004.

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Gateway Program Trains Hispanic Students to Use Synchrotron

By Heather Rock Woods

Myriam Perez De la Rosa drives across the Mexican-U.S. border every morning to her graduate lab at the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP). The trip north takes 80 minutes since 9/11, but only 20 minutes south, back to her hometown of Cuidad Juarez.

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APS Fellows New Members

The American Physical Society (APS) has issued its list of the newest members to be elected to Fellowship. Each new fellow is elected after careful and competitive review and recommendation by a fellowship committee on the unit level, additional review by the APS Fellowship Committee and final approval by the full APS Council.

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NLC R1 Goal Met and Exceeded

By Albe Larsen and Nan Phinney

On December 4th, the NLC 8-Pack —designed to test components under development for the NLC—demonstrated operation of the SLED II dual-moded pulse compression system with a power of 475 MW and pulse length of 400 ns.

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SuperComputing 2003 Challenge

SLAC, CalTech and LANL joined forces at the SuperComputing 2003 Bandwidth Challenge in Phoenix, Arizona to capture the Sustained Bandwidth Award for the most data transferred.

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2003 Run, Walk ‘n Roll (and Juggle)

The 32nd Annual SLAC Run, Walk ‘n Roll was held on Thursday, November 20. The event was a smashing success with 83 runners, three skaters, 31 walkers, and one juggler, who also ran.

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Winter Shutdown

The Laboratory, except for a few areas, will be closed from the end of the day Saturday, December 20 at midnight through the end of day Friday, January 2 at midnight.

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Traffic Safety at the Main Gate

The traffic regulations in place at the Main Gate are intended to allow for the smooth flow of traffic into and out of the SLAC site.

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Last update Thursday December 11, 2003 by Emily Ball