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Kavli Building Dedication Speech Entered into Congressional Record
SLAC Colloquium: Greg Loew
Reopening of Loop Road Delayed
KIPAC Director Catches Solar Eclipse in Egypt

SLAC Today

Friday - April 14, 2006

(Photo - Martha Siegel with Congressional record)
KIPAC's Martha Siegel displays a framed copy of the Congressional Record.

Kavli Building Dedication Speech
Added to Congressional Record

Local Congresswoman Anna Eshoo was so taken by Fred Kavli's speech at the Kavli Building Dedication that she has entered the text into the Congressional Record, where it will be preserved for posterity.

"Congresswoman Eshoo took it upon herself to do this," said SLAC's Ziba Mahdavi. "We very much appreciate her enthusiasm and this meaningful gesture."

A framed copy of the record will hang on the second floor of the Kavli Building. The building is expected to open to all staff on May 1.  Read the full Congressional Record text...

Colloquium Monday

SLAC Colloquium:
Greg Loew

(Image - Colloquium poster)

On Monday, April 17, SLAC's Greg Loew will present the colloquium "Of Linear Colliders, the GDE Workshop at Bangalore, Mughals, Camels, Elephants and Sundials." In this talk, Loew will give a summary of the recent International Linear Collider (ILC) Global Design Effort (GDE) Workshop at Bangalore.  He will also discuss how the high-energy physics community arrived at this meeting after many years of electron-positron linear collider design and experimental work.

Given that the workshop was held in India, Loew will show photos and talk briefly about his experience in this fascinating country.

The colloquium will take place at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, April 17 in Panofsky Auditorium. All are invited to attend.

Learn more...

Reopening of Loop Road Delayed

The reopening of the Loop Road near the Kavli Building has again been delayed due to heavy rains. The road will now reopen May 1 at the latest and, weather permitting, possibly earlier. Please check SLAC Today for further updates as they become available.

KIPAC Director Catches Solar Eclipse in Egypt

(Photo - Eclipse)

The moon passed between the earth and the sun last month, exposing the solar corona.  (Photo courtesy of Roger Blandford.)

On Wednesday, March 29, a total eclipse of the sun transversed the globe from Brazil to Mongolia. KIPAC Director Roger Blandford was in Egypt to catch it in action. In Alexandria for the "Frontiers of Astronomy" meeting, Blandford experienced just over two minutes of total eclipse.

"It went just as planned—I was proud of my colleagues who got the theory right," he said with a mischievous grin.

The next total solar eclipse will occur in August 2008.

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