June 4, 2004




Cafeteria Picnic Area to be Revamped

By Mason Inman

The Cafeteria’s outdoor seating area is headed for an overhaul this summer. Site Engineering and Maintenance (SEM) will resurface the area and replace the tables to make a cleaner, more pleasing eating area that should stay in good shape for years to come.

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BABAR Tests Matter-Antimatter Theory in New Ways

By Kate Metropolis

A physicist in the twenty-third century telephones her automobile mechanic. “Hello,” she says, “I’ve been having trouble with my new car. It’s a red Alpha Romeo. Any chance you can fix it? Oh, by the way, it’s made out of antimatter.”

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NLC Team Achieves Key Milestone for ‘Warm’ Linear Collider

By Heather Rock Woods

More than 2,600 physicists agree that the hunt for heavier particles, dark matter and supersymmetry requires an international linear collider (LC)—but the open question is whether to use ‘warm’ or ‘cold’ technology to accelerate the electrons and positrons to the massive energies needed.

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A 1960’s Dream Comes True

By Davide Castelvecchi

Testing Albert Einstein’s ideas was never going to be easy, but Gravity Probe B (GP-B) turned out to be possibly the hardest—and certainly the longest-running—NASA experiment in history.

After more than 40 years of research and development, a Delta II rocket finally took the three ton, $700 million probe into orbit on April 20. Its 18-month mission is to measure some of the most subtle predictions of Einstein’s theory of relativity.

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Juneteenth Celebration: Best Party of the Year!

By Michelle Smith-Strand

Please join us for the 15th Annual Juneteenth Celebration at SLAC. This year we will be honoring the life of Bessie Coleman, the first licensed black female pilot.

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Fourth Annual Employee Recognition Award

By Carmella Huser

The fourth annual Employee Recognition Award luncheon was held on May 26 at the Stanford Faculty Club.

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Last update Thursday June 03, 2004 by Emily Ball