August 6, 2004


GLAST Management Visits Italy

By Lowell Klaisner

SLAC Director Jonathan Dorfan and GLAST/LAT Project Manager Lowell Klaisner visited INFN in Pisa, Italy in July. They met with the team working on the GLAST Silicon Tracker in the morning and toured their facilities. Dorfan met with the BABAR collaborators in the afternoon and then visited the facility where INFN is building the silicon vertex detector for CMS at CERN.  They also met with Rino Castaldi, Director of INFN-PISA, and expressed their appreciation for this support and for the importance of the collaboration between INFN-Pisa and SLAC. INFN is an important collaborator on the GLAST project and to preparations for doing science with the instrument.  The Tracker is a modular design of 16 individual towers, each with 19 layers of silicon.

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Galayda to Head New LCLS Division

By Shawne Neeper

To build the world’s fastest and shortest-wavelength x-ray laser, SLAC created a new Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) Division and named John Galayda as its Associate Director. Galayda brings nearly three decades of hands-on experience with accelerator-based light sources to this project to create the first-ever linac x-ray laser.

After three years of planning the LCLS facility in collaboration with scientists at UCLA and Los Alamos, Livermore, Argonne and Brookhaven National Labs, Galayda will oversee the construction phase, guiding the laser’s growth from the drawing board into a new national user facility, similar in operation to SSRL.

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Some Assembly Required

By Shawne Neeper

As the summer winds down, BaBar scientists are wrapping up a record-making year and enjoying some well-earned down time. Operations ceased in PEP IR-2 (Bldg. 620) on July 31. But for engineer Jim Krebs (REG) and his team, the work has just begun.

Through August and September, Krebs is leading a two-shifts-per-day engineering effort for the BaBar detector upgrade.  To reach BaBar’s top and bottom sextants, Krebs’ team will move a mountain of concrete, design and fabricate many new lifting fixtures, and assemble a monster lifting platform.

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CITRIX: A Simple Way to Access Your Work Computer from Home

By Matt Howard

Have you ever wanted to work at home? CITRIX is your answer. It is essentially having direct access to your work computer at home. Anyone with a SLAC userid/computer acocunt can use this extremely convenient way to access your computer desktop from home. All you need is a computer (Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP, Unix, Linux, or Mac) with an internet connection.

CITRIX is a simple way to access your desktop, your drives and even your printers at work, all from home—or from any computer in the world with internet access—using a web browser with all the settings on your work computer.

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