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SSI 2010 Students Get a Glimpse of Neutrinos
SLAC Blood Drive Today
DOE Golf Challenge Registration Deadline August 25

SLAC Today

Wednesday - August 18, 2010

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(Photo by Lori White.)

SSI 2010 Students Get a Glimpse of Neutrinos

Last Friday marked the end of the 38th annual SLAC Summer Institute, during which more than 150 graduate students, post-docs and researchers attended two weeks of lectures, topical mini-conferences, and opportunities for in-depth discussions with visiting experts, all in an effort to get to know "Neutrinos: Nature's Mysterious Messengers."

"Of all the known particles, neutrinos are the most mysterious," explained JoAnne Hewett, one of SSI's four program directors, "yet they're all around us. They played an essential role in the evolution of the universe."

SSI's particular focus, though, was the role of neutrinos in the evolution of young scientists. Along with the lectures, discussions and mini-conferences, SSI 2010 offered a variety of social events such as dinners, SLAC tours, an opportunity to present posters on current research and the traditional SLAC versus SSI soccer game. On the weekend the students organized their own trip to the Santa Cruz boardwalk, and several missed the start of the final sessions because of a late night Perseid meteor-watching session. 

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SLAC Blood Drive Today

The SLAC Blood Drive takes place today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Panofsky Auditorium breezeway. In addition to helping local hospitals and boosting SLAC's ranking in the Bay Area competition, each donor will receive vouchers good for two general admission tickets to the Stanford versus Sacramento State football game on September 4.

Drop-ins are welcome, though priority will be given to donors with appointments. To register:

For recommendations and requirements for giving blood, see the Stanford Blood Center eligibility page.

The 2009 SLAC team.
(Photo Courtesy Les Cottrell.)

DOE Golf Challenge Registration Deadline August 25

The registration fee for participation in the 23rd Department of Energy Golf Challenge is due next Wednesday, August 25. The event takes place at Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore on Wednesday, September 15. Come help SLAC take home the DOE Perpetual Trophy!


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