SLUO Executive Committee
Linda DuShane White
The SLAC Users Organization (SLUO) Executive Committee
represents high energy physics (HEP) users at SLAC, with BABAR
currently the largest of these groups. This very active Executive
Committee has 12 members, meets every five weeks and is deeply involved
in the SLAC community. There are six subcommittees that meet as needed.
SLUO Executive Committee members left to right:
Frank Porter (Cal Tech), Greg Madejski (KIPAC) and chair Abi Soffer
(Colorado State University).
(Photo by Diana Rogers)
"Anyone who has come to SLAC and used HEP and
Astrophysics facilities to do research is a part of SLUO," according to
Chair Abi Soffer (BABAR).
The four members elected in 2006 are Christopher Hearty
(BABAR ), David Kirkby (BABAR),
Grzegorz (Greg) Madejski (KIPAC) and Frank Porter (BABAR
). All four new members are on the Charter Review Subcommittee.
Their collective intention is to improve the SLUO mission by creating
proposals for the full committee to address the changing nature of
science at SLAC.
Hearty, from British Columbia University, is on the
Outreach subcommittee. UC Irvine’s Kirkby, currently working on BABAR
, is beginning to get involved with the Large Synoptic Survey
Telescope (LSST) through KIPAC. Kirkby said, "My main goal is for SLUO
to play an active role in anticipating and defining the needs of
particle astrophysics and cosmology users, especially those making a
transition from accelerator-based HEP." He is also on the Outreach
Madejski is deeply interested in the realignment of SLAC.
"The nature of SLUO is changing," Madjeski stated, "along with the
changing nature of SLAC." He is committed to the upcoming trip to
Washington, D.C. and looks forwards to sharing his excitement about
science with Congressional representatives. Cal Tech’s Porter is
actively involved in the Public Meetings Subcommittee.
During the BABAR
Collaboration meeting in February SLUO will hold a meeting of
institutional representatives. This is an opportunity for input on Users
needs and how SLUO can best help them work more effectively as part of
the scientific community at the Laboratory.
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