November 18, 2005
 

 

Polarized Sources Pioneer Prescott Retires

By Heather Rock Woods

Charles Prescott (EA) is retiring on December 1, after 34 years at SLAC leading the Lab and the world in developing and using polarized sources of electrons in high energy physics experiments.

Prescott is probably most known for developing the first high-intensity polarized source and heading the groundbreaking E-122 experiment that solidified the then-disputable electroweak theory, the foundation of today’s wildly successful Standard Model.

He also gains recognition each summer as one of the four directors of the SLAC Summer Institute. He will complete his tenth year as director next summer before handing the reins over to someone new.

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SC|05 Bandwidth Challenge

By Les Cottrell

This year’s Bandwidth Challenge was held at the SuperComputing Conference (SC|05) November 14-17 in Seattle. The purpose of the challenge was to showcase high-impact data transfer among real applications.

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GEANT4 Paper is Hot, Hot, Hot

By Richard Mount

According to Elsevier Science Direct, the GEANT4 Collaboration paper from 2003 is number five in the list of hottest articles in Physics and Astronomy—and the only article in the top 25 that has anything to do with high energy physics. Areas of interest range from economics to engineering and from biological to physical sciences.

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SLAC Gala a Success

Our thanks to everyone who celebrated this momentous occasion with us!

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Feiguth Honored by DOE

By Nina Adelman Stolar

Luda Fieguth (CEF) received the DOE Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Energy Champion award on October 26. The ceremony was held in the Forrestal Auditorium at DOE Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“The entire event was very pleasant,” Fieguth said. “We all were taken out to a luncheon in a nice restaurant on the bank of the Potomac river.”

Two individual energy champions, two organizations and three small groups were recognized by DOE this year for ‘outstanding contributions towards energy and associated dollar savings at DOE facilities.’

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