November 21, 2003
 

 

LCLS: Faster with Foil

By Anna Gosline

Before it’s even built, SLAC physicists are making it better. Computer simulations have shown that by using a cleverly placed piece of slotted foil, the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) will be able to produce brilliant x-ray pulses that are a staggering 1 femtosecond (quadrillionth of a second) in duration.

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Compensation Services Basics

By Sandra Czech

SLAC’s Human Resources department is comprised of five sub-groups, each with their own specialty. One of these is Compensation Services. The world of compensation can be mind boggling—what is the process, where do you begin and who do you talk to?

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A Day in the Life of a Tour Guide

By Adam Edwards

It’s a sunny California afternoon and I’m giving a tour of our beautiful site. General public tours are usually the most exciting to do; I like the random mix of people—and questions—that I encounter on these tours.

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Departments on Annual Property Control Honor Roll Announced

Property Control has finished the physical inventory for Fiscal Year 2003. For the second year in a row, SLAC received an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the DOE.

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Last update Wednesday November 19, 2003 by Kathy B