January 23, 2004  


The Light Shines on SPEAR3

By Neil Calder

2004 starts with a bang at SLAC with the Dedication Ceremony for the new SPEAR3 facility. Everyone is invited to attend this event, which will pay tribute to all the people around the lab whose contributions led to the successful completion of the project. "SPEAR3 is a remarkable resource that will produce state-of-the-art science in numerous fields," says SSRL Director Keith Hodgson. "On this special occasion we look forward to recognizing the people whose extraordinary teamwork made the project successful."

(Photo by Peter Ginter, courtesy of Tech Pubs)

The event will take place in a huge tent in the parking lot opposite the SLAC Guest House. Please be there at 1:45 p.m.óit will be an exciting afternoon!


Stanford President John Hennessy, Patrica Dehmer from the DOE, Amy Swain and John Norvell from the National Institutes of Health and Palo Alto Mayor Bern Beecham will make short speeches. SSRL Director Keith Hodgson will round off the official part of the program.


A special SPEAR movie featuring archival footage and interviews will be shown before and after the speeches.


This is your chance to walk around the new accelerator with a guide from SSRL. Sign up for a tour outside the tent.


Join us for the food and beverages that will be served in the tent following the Dedication.

Start Up

The accelerator start-up will be simulated using sound, light, video, thousands of balls, shovels and a wheel barrow! Curious? Donít miss the full production on the afternoon of Thursday, January 29. RSVP for the event here


The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center is managed by Stanford University for the US Department of Energy

Last update Friday January 30, 2004 by Kathy B