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People: Frank Cooper and the Golden Rectangle
Reminder: SLAC Holiday Party Today
Holiday Deal at the Holiday Party

SLAC Today

Wednesday - December 15, 2010

People:
Frank Cooper and the Golden Rectangle

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 Frank Cooper with one of his pieces. (Photo courtesy Frank Cooper.)

When Frank Cooper's wife wanted a cabinet that would hide the nest of cables behind the television, he built one. When she wanted a bigger one, he built that, too. Then Cooper decided to enter his creation into the 2009 California Home and Design competition. He won.

"I've been working with my hands all my life," said Cooper, who supervises a team of vacuum and mechanical technicians responsible for maintaining the experimental hutches at the Linac Coherent Light Source.

Cooper has worked at SLAC for about 15 years, "off and on," he said. He spent five years at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource designing, building, installing and maintaining beamline equipment, mostly for the small angle scattering group. He has also been part of the Mechanical Design group, where he designed equipment for fiducializing—that is, aligning the magnets and undulator relative to the LCLS electron beam. He was later a designer for the Surface Material Science group, where he worked on the electron cloud chamber for the International Linear Collider.  Read more...

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Reminder: SLAC Holiday Party Today

Today's the day! Come to the Linear Café today between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for SLAC's traditional holiday party, "Global Peace… Global Joy"! Join your colleagues for a festive buffet lunch and holiday entertainment from our very own talented SLAC staff and Stanford groups. You may also win a prize from our fabulous raffle drawing (no need to be present to win)! Be sure to turn in your lunch/raffle ticket—the earlier you do, the more chances you'll have to win.

It's also not too late to participate in one of our Giving Campaigns, the Second Harvest Food Bank, which ends December 16. For more details, please visit the Holiday Party site (click on "Giving Campaigns" in the blue bar).

 (Photo courtesy Kari Horwath.)

Holiday Deal at the Holiday Party

The Stanford Guest House and the Friends of the Linear Accelerator have partnered to offer an incredible deal on crewneck sweatshirts this Holiday season. Purchase one crewneck sweatshirt at regular price and receive 50 percent off subsequent crewnecks. Stop by the FOLA table in the Panofsky Auditorium atrium today during the Holiday Party to take advantage of this great deal—or stop by the Guest House anytime!

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