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In this issue:
Large Hadron Collider Produces First Physics Result
SLAC Culture Survey—Thank You
Medical Care During the Shutdown
Acquisition Management Systems Coverage During Shutdown
Sharing Food and Warmth: Holiday Giving Drives End Wednesday and Thursday
SLAC Logo Items—Great Holiday Gifts and Stocking Stuffers!

SLAC Today

Tuesday - December 15, 2009

Large Hadron Collider Produces
First Physics Result

(Image - LHC detector)

The first paper on proton collisions in the CERN Large Hadron Collider—designed to provide the highest energy ever explored with particle accelerators—is published online this week in the European Physical Journal C. Read more on Physorg...

See also First Proton--proton Collisions at the LHC as Observed with the ALICE Detector: Measurement of the Charged Particle Pseudorapidity Density at sqrt(s) = 900 GeV on arXiv.

SLAC Culture Survey—Thank You

Thank you to everyone who responded to the SLAC Culture Survey. The November survey drew 722 responses, with a large number of insightful and helpful free-form comments. The Department of Energy Integrated Service Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is compiling and analyzing the responses. SLAC management will review the results in late January, and looks forward to reporting back to you with details and the plan going forward early next year.

Medical Care During the Shutdown

The SLAC Medical Department is closed during the holiday shutdown. As usual, if you have a serious injury or other emergency, either you or the reporting party should call 911 and then call SLAC Site Security (x5555).

If you have a work-related non-emergency injury, you may seek treatment from one of the following healthcare providers. Read more on the SLAC Medical Department Web site...

Acquisition Management Systems Coverage During Shutdown

The Acquisition Management System Shipping & Receiving and Stores groups will have limited operating hours during the winter shutdown, December 21, 2009 to January 1, 2010. See details...

Sharing Food and Warmth: Holiday Giving Drives End Wednesday and Thursday

There are two more days to join in the holiday giving campaigns ongoing at SLAC, to provide warm blankets and coats, and much-needed food for those hit hardest by this year's downturn. The SLAC Blanket and Coat Drive ends tomorrow, Wednesday, December 16. The Second Harvest Food drive ends Thursday, December 17. See the Holiday Giving Campaigns Web page for details and drop off locations around SLAC.

SLAC Logo Items—Great Holiday Gifts and Stocking Stuffers!

(Photo by Doug Kreitz.)

The Gift Shop at the Stanford Guest House (right here on the SLAC site) has its shelves brimming with colorful and affordable SLAC and LCLS logo items like the popular "Helicopter Pens" pictured here. You can view online the full selection of all the great logo items available. Logo items from ceramic mugs to toasty warm hoodie sweatshirts make great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.

The Gift Shop is open 24/7 and will remain open throughout the SLAC Holiday Shutdown. The gift shop accepts all major credit cards.

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