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In this issue:
NASA Recognizes LAT Environmental Test Team
Judging the Jumbled Jungle of Health Care Financing Reform
Chinese Academy of the Sciences Visits SLAC
ILC Launches New Report and Website
October is Energy Awareness Month

SLAC Today

Monday - October 22, 2007

NASA Recognizes LAT Environmental Test Team

Members of the LAT Environmental Test team received plaques from the NASA Goddard Flight Center in Kavli Auditorium last Friday. (Image courtesy of Diana Rogers.)

On Friday, October 19, the Large Area Telescope (LAT) Project awarded certificates of appreciation to the 58 members of the LAT Environmental Test team, on behalf of the NASA Goddard Flight Center. Each team member received a personalized plaque in recognition of his or her "outstanding contribution and dedication to the successful development and testing of the GLAST Large Area Telescope," signed by Kevin Grady, the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) Project Manager.

The 3000-kilogram LAT is the primary instrument for the GLAST mission, and will detect gamma rays with unprecedented sensitivity, offering exceptional insight into the nature of dark matter, stellar evolution, and black holes.

Between May and September of 2006, the LAT Environmental Test team subjected the instrument to an exhaustive barrage of tests, ensuring it will survive the extreme temperatures and vibrations it will encounter during launch and in space. The team completed the tests within three days of the goal date.  Read more...

Colloquium Monday

Judging the Jumbled Jungle of Health Care Financing Reform

In this afternoon's colloquium, Professor James Kahn of the University of California, San Francisco, will describe key features and problems of the U.S. healthcare financing system; reform strategies being discussed in California and nationally, including program expansions, market incentives, and single payer; and selected technical issues in predicting the impact of reform strategies.

The colloquium will take place at 4:15 p.m. today in Panofsky Auditorium. All are invited to attend.

A constantly-updated list of future colloquia is available at the Colloquium Series website.


Chinese Academy of the Sciences Visits SLAC

(Photo - Chinese Academy of the Sciences group photo )
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On Friday, October 19th, 21 members of the Chinese Academy of the Science's Science and Technology Management Mission team visited SLAC. After meeting with Lee Lyon, Arthur Bienenstock and Persis Drell to discuss SLAC management and operations, the team toured the lab with Patrick Lui.

ILC Launches New Report and Website


The International Linear Collider community has released a new report, The International Linear Collider—Gateway to the Quantum Universe, which serves as a companion piece to the recently published Reference Design Report and highlights the scientific goals and technical challenges of the proposed machine. The report is intended for a general audience with an interest, but not necessarily a background in science, and has a companion website.

October is Energy Awareness Month

(Poster image - Clean and Green campaign)
The 2007 Clean and Green Poster. (Click on image for larger version.)

As the leaves turn and the heaters come on, it's time to think about energy use—October is Energy Awareness Month.

This year's theme is "Clean and Green... For a Secure Energy Future."

Energy Awareness Month materials—including posters, notepads, calendars and temperature cards—are available from the Communications Office (Building 267).


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