April 15, 2005


Ultra-Fast Science Succeeds at SLAC

By Heather Rock Woods

The Sub-Picosecond Pulse Source (SPPS) collaboration has published data from the first experiments ever using a linear accelerator-based femtosecond x-ray source, and has developed an important tool for ultra-fast science. SPPS makes the world’s shortest bunches of electrons in the SLAC linear accelerator and turns them into very bright pulses of x-ray light one thousand times shorter than those made in synchrotron rings like SPEAR3.

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Director's Corner

By Jonathan Dorfan

Thank you all for coming to the All Hands talks last week. I enjoyed the opportunity to describe the direction that SLAC will be moving in the next few years. I hope the presentation conveyed my personal excitement, commitment and enthusiasm for the wonderful new scientific opportunities that lie ahead. Never before have we had the opportunity of making historic contributions over such a wide range of scientific disciplines.

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Stanford Site Office Welcomes Nancy Sanchez

By Linda DuShane White

Nancy Sanchez, the new DOE Stanford Site Office Manager, has completed her training and is busy getting to know her new job and community. Sanchez was recruited and hired by Milton Johnson, Chief Operating Officer in the Office of Science (SC), in Washington, D.C. To prepare for her new position, Sanchez has spent time training with Bob Wunderlich in Chicago and here at SLAC with Michael Holland, the current Acting Manager.

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ES&H Safety Tip of the Week: Creating a Strong Safety Culture

Performing our work safely is important on both an individual and group basis. Bringing a team spirit to safety is key to creating a culture of safe practices that is embedded in all areas of our Laboratory.

Are you helping to create a culture of safety here at SLAC?

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Public Lecture, April 26: Smarter Drug Design

By Linda DuShane White &
Heather Rock Woods

Clyde Smith (SSRL) will speak on ‘Smarter Drugs—How Protein Crystallography Revolutionizes Drug Design’ for the SLAC Public Lecture on Tuesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Panofsky Auditorium.

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Welcome to SLAC Summer Student Program 2005!

By Lisa Mongetta

Through the SLAC Summer Student Program, approximately 1,300 students have benefited over the years from their experiences working alongside professionals who have opened the way for them to see life in a scientific environment.

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Last update Friday November 04, 2005 by Topher White