August 5, 2005


High Five for BABAR

By Monica Bobra

Only two particle physics experiments have published five individual papers in a single issue of the highly reputed journal Physical Review Letters (PRL). Both are B factories. SLAC’s BABAR and the Belle experiment at KEK achieved this remarkable milestone—Belle in 2003, BABAR in the July 22 issue.

“The articles span the full array of physics—from searches for exotic particles to the world’s best measurement of CP violation,” said BABAR spokesperson David MacFarlane (UCSD). “That reflects the breadth of physics we can address with the B Factory data set.”

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Mining for Scientific Insight

By Heather Rock Woods

Chris Kim (Chapman University) has struck a scientific gold mine of information—and has applied it to real mercury mines to determine which mines are most toxic and need to be cleaned up first.

 Kim and his colleagues James Rytuba (U.S. Geological Survey) and Gordon Brown (Stanford) have developed a sensitive x-ray spectroscopy technique at SSRL which uses extended x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy (EXAFS).

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Meet John Cornuelle

By Linda Dushane White

This is the first article in a series to introduce staff to the SLAC senior management team.

Among the new faces in the Director’s Office in recent weeks is John Cornuelle, Chief Operating Officer (COO). The Operations Directorate is one of four new Directorates created by Laboratory Director Jonathan Dorfan as part of the recent reorganization.

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International Conference Returns to Stanford

By Monica Bobra

The 27th annual Free-Electron Laser Conference (FEL2005) will take place at the Arrilaga Alumni Center on the Stanford University campus August 21-26, drawing over 250 scientists and students from Europe, Japan, Korea and the United States. FEL2005 will focus on the scientific, technological and user aspects of free-electron lasers. The conference will bring together the world’s experts in free-electron laser theory and experiment.

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