August 19, 2005


Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman Addresses SLAC Community

The U.S. Secretary of Energy, Samuel Bodman, visited SLAC on Thursday, August 4. Bodman spoke to an audience of about 1,000 SLAC staff and visitors on the role of the Department of Energy as the primary funder of research in the physical sciences in the Federal Government.

Thank you, President Hennessy. I’m privileged and a bit in awe at being here before you. I’ve been on this job now about six months which—as my colleagues have heard me say a few times as we visited other laboratory facilities—it’s beginning to be a little dangerous because I’m starting to think that I know what I am doing.

But the one thing we have been doing is working very hard with our friends in the Congress to get an Energy bill passed and I’m happy to report that I think America was the real winner last Friday when we did in fact get an Energy bill passed. 

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SPEAR3 Beam Lines Undergo Upgrades During Downtime

By Heather Rock Woods

Three beam lines on the SPEAR3 accelerator are undergoing major upgrades during the machine’s scheduled downtime that started August 1 and ends November 28. A large number of SLAC staff members from many different groups is contributing to the effort.

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Dancing Atoms

By Monica Bobra

An international community of over 250 engineers and users will gather for the 27th annual free-electron laser conference at from August 21 to 26 at the laser’s birthplace—Stanford University.

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

Last update Friday September 02, 2005 Chip Dalby