March 21, 2003


Kavli Institute Inauguration a Memorable Event

By Tom Mead

On the afternoon of Monday, March 17, distinguished guests and a large crowd of members of the SLAC Community witnessed the inauguration of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University and SLAC.

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Bubble Chamber Glass Finds New Home

By Joni White

SLAC’s newest sculpture was unveiled on March 17, dedicated by Fred Kavli and commemorating the site of the future Kavli Institute.

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Exploratorium to Honor Pief Panofsky

By Shawna Williams

Pief Panofsky doesn’t know much about museums, he claims, but he knows what he likes. So when his friend Frank Oppenheimer came to his office in the mid-60’s with an idea for a hands-on science museum, Panofsky did what he could to help him. Now one of the most famous science museums in the world, Oppenheimer’s Exploratorium in San Francisco will thank Panofsky later this month with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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DOE Security Condition Levels Explained

By Rick Yeager

Following the Monday, March 17 upgrade of the national threat condition from Yellow to Orange by the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Energy (DOE) raised the Security Condition (SECON) status of their facilities from "SECON-3 modified" to "SECON-2."

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Last update Thursday March 20, 2003 by Kathy B