March 5, 2004
 

 

In a Virtual Sky, Astronomers Find Dark Matter

By Davide Castelvecchi

Making sense of the data coming from the Large Area Telescope (LAT), one of two main instruments of the GLAST mission, will take highly trained eyes and sophisticated software. Once the NASA probe is in orbit in 2007, astronomers will be able to hit the ground running thanks to three rounds of a simulation drill called Data Challenges, or DC. After six months of preparation, the first round started last December and ended successfully with a SLAC workshop in February.

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New SLAC Public Lecture Series Energizes its Audience

By Kate Metropolis

"After the electrons and positrons in our linear accelerator have gone just ten or fifteen yards, they are already traveling at 99.999999999 percent of the speed of light. It’s hard to make them go any faster, but along the remainder of our two-mile-long accelerator we pump them full of energy."

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How Many Physicists Does it Take to Write a Paper?

By Kate Metropolis

SMAISMRMILMEPOETALEUMIBVNENUGTTAVIRAS must rank as one of history’s shortest scientific publications. In 1610, it caused a sensation among the prominent scientists of Europe. It came, after all, just months after the same author had announced that four satellites were orbiting Jupiter.

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Harris to Spearhead SLAC-Fermilab Magazine

By Davide Castelvecchi

David Harris has just moved to SLAC to be the editor of a new magazine dedicated to highlighting an exciting new age of fundamental research.

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Everyone is Invited to Stanford Community Day in April

By Emily Ball

Don’t miss the third Stanford Community Day to be held Sunday, April 4. Bring your family and friends to enjoy an all-day open house on the Stanford Campus featuring music, arts, athletic events, science exhibits, a childrens’ community carnival and a health fair.

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Show Off Your SLAC Thesis

By Beck Reitmeyer and Sharon West

SLAC-related theses are available on the Web. Is your thesis there?

The Technical Publications department keeps track of theses based on work done at SLAC as SLAC Reports. 

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Last update Tuesday March 02, 2004 by Emily Ball