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Ginter's Lens Returns to SLAC
Safety Today: Holiday Fire Safety Information
PDG Publishes 2007 Review
Save the Date: SLAC to Thank Communications Director Neil Calder

SLAC Today

Tuesday - December 4, 2007

Ginter's Lens Returns to SLAC

Chris Adolphsen and Janice Nelson in End Station B.
(Image courtesy of Peter Ginter.)

Renowned photographer Peter Ginter returned to SLAC last month to collect a series of shots for an updated round of images of the lab, and the results of his efforts are now in. The aim of his most recent visit was to represent the unique relationship between SLAC and Stanford University, with a focus on the people who make that relationship possible.

Ginter's science photography has gained him a reputation for creating dramatic and eye-popping images—some of the most iconic images of SLAC are from his lens. The new images depict a range of SLAC and Stanford research in a variety of locations, including End Station B, the Sun Black Box and a handful of beamlines at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, to name but a few. Check out a gallery of selections of his most recent work here.

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Holiday Fire Safety Information

Taking a few extra precautions this holiday season can prevent serious emergencies. Please remember to:

• Ensure that decorations do not obstruct or conceal emergency routes, signage, or devices.

• Purchase a Christmas tree that has been treated with a flame retardant.

• Keep your Christmas tree in water at all times to slow the drying process and lower the risk of fire.

• When hanging holiday lights, be certain that there are no loose sockets, and that wires are not frayed or damaged. Do not run wiring through doorways, under carpeting, or through holes in walls.

• Do not use zip cord extension cords—instead, use a multiple outlet power strip, with an internal circuit breaker. Never plug one extension cord into another.

• Always turn the holiday lights off when you leave the building.

Have a happy and safe holiday season!

PDG Publishes Review


The Particle Data Group (PDG) has published the 2007 update of review articles from the Review of Particle Physics.

The review includes a compilation and evaluation of measurements of the properties of the elementary particles. Over the years, the review has been cited in 24,000 papers.

The full review is now available on the PDG website.

Save the Date: SLAC to Thank Communications Director Neil Calder


Neil Calder

Come bid adieu to Communications Director Neil Calder on Thursday, December 13, starting at 2:30 p.m. in the Redwood Rooms (ROB)! All are invited to attend.

As always, the communications office will revel in style as we celebrate our fearless leader. We look forward to seeing you there!


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