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
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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
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.
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.