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Bodman to Address DOE Employees Today
People Today: New Faces in the Director's Office
Super B Workshop

SLAC Today

Wednesday - June 14, 2006

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Secretary Bodman

Bodman to Address DOE Employees Today

At 11:00 a.m. this morning, Secretary Bodman will address all Department of Energy (DOE) federal and contractor employees to discuss the department's recent accomplishments, challenges and opportunities. The broadcast will be shown in SLAC's Panofsky Auditorium; everyone is encouraged to attend.

Don't miss this opportunity to see Secretary Bodman to speak live to all 116,000 DOE employees and contractors. Anyone unable to view the broadcast in Panofsky Auditorium can call (202) 287-5318 to hear the Secretary's remarks by telephone. SLAC Today will also run a transcript of the speech in Friday's edition.

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New Faces in the Director's Office

(Photo - Julie and Logan) Julie Schumacher and Logan Davis

Wander into the Director's Office, and you may see two new faces: Julie Shumacher and Logan Davis.

Logan Davis is the Executive Assistant to Eleanor Kinnebrew, the Director's Chief of Staff. In addition to maintaining Jonathan Dorfan's calendar, she coordinates visits from other laboratories and the Department of Energy (DOE).

A native Californian back from ten years in Colorado, Davis supports Kinnebrew in a new chain of positions created to coordinate communication and activities in the Director's Office.

"You couldn't ask for better people to work with," she says. "As busy and complicated as their jobs are, people here find time for you."

Also located in the Director's Office is Julie Schumacher, the new Administrative Associate for Particle and Particle Astrophysics. Schumacher will handle the logistics for executive and collaboration meetings.

She will also manage Persis Drell's calendar. In Schumacher's 20 years at Stanford, she says she's "never seen anyone so busy."

Five weeks into her job, she notes, "Everyone here is happy, even as they deal with tremendous workloads. This must be a special place to have so many dedicated employees."

Super B Workshop

(Image - Super B III) For the next three days, an international community developing ideas for a next generation facility for heavy flavor physics, the successor to the current PEP-II/BABAR and KEKB/Belle B Factories, will meet at SLAC.

The third in a series that began last November at Frascati, the workshop explores ideas for adopting a linear collider approach to very high luminosity asymmetric energy e+e- colliders. The goal is to lay out a concept for a machine that could deliver up to 100 times the luminosity of the present B Factories, thereby opening up a whole new realm of sensitivity for flavor physics studies in the era of the LHC. Such a new round of experiments could help probe the nature of new physics at mass scales that would complement any discoveries at the LHC.

The workshop will focus on further developing the accelerator concept, while also exploring related detector and physics issues. It will include a combination of plenary talks and parallel sessions for physics, detector and accelerator discussions.

See the workshop agenda...

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