LCLS Construction Receives Secretary's Award of Excellence
From left: Secretary Chu presents the award to John Galayda, Mark Reichanadter, Hannibal Joma,
and Hanley Lee as DOE dignitaries Daniel Lehman and Ingrid Kolb watch in approval.
The Linac Coherent Light Source construction project was awarded the
Secretary's Award of Excellence at a ceremony in Alexandria, VA, last
Wednesday during the annual Department of Energy Project Management
Workshop. The award recognizes the overall management of the project, and
the effort and expertise required to build the first hard X-ray laser on
time and under budget—from the
in October 2006 to the facility's
first X-ray laser
light in April 2009.
Accepting the award from Secretary of Energy Steven Chu were John Galayda and Mark Reichanadter, representing SLAC's part of the management effort, and Hanley Lee and Hannibal Joma of the DOE management team. Reichanadter was quick to point out that the teamwork did not stop there.
Jonathan Dorfan on the Okinawa Institute
This week's SLAC Colloquium will take place on Tuesday—tomorrow—rather than Monday.
At 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in Panofsky Auditorium, SLAC Director Emeritus Jonathan Dorfan will present "Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology: A New International Graduate University." The Okinawa Institute of Science
and Technology is a thriving research center located on the sub-tropical island of Okinawa. In November of this year, a long process comes to a close as OIST officially becomes a fully fledged, PhD-granting graduate university. In tomorrow's colloquium, Dorfan will give a short history of the establishment of OIST, but will focus mainly on the founding precepts, the physical and human assets and the research program.
The colloquium is free and open to all.
The Arneis Quartet.
(Photo: Liz Linder.)
Noontime Concert Next Thursday
The Arneis Quartet will present a noontime concert on Thursday, March 31 in the Kavli Auditorium. This group was formed at Boston University and has performed in numerous other venues. They are an
emerging quartet that is working for a short time with the St. Lawrence String Quartet here at Stanford.
They will perform the Bartok String Quartet Number 3 and the Beethoven String Quartet Opus 95.
The concert will begin at noon and end by 1 p.m. Please join us!
WIS Seminar Wednesday:
Julia Child, An Appetite for Life
This Wednesday at noon in Panofsky Auditorium, Santa Clara University Associate Professor of History Nancy Unger will present
"Julia Child, America's French Chef: An Appetite for Life."
What is it about Julia Child? She's a cook—not a great scientist or
world leader. Yet she graced the cover of Time in 1966, and has been
the subject of a musical play and several biographies. How can we understand how "just cooking" made this women not only an American
icon, but allowed her to profoundly influence what Americans eat and
cook, and think about the purpose of food and of meals?
This talk places Child's fascinating life story within the context of
American women's history. Her appetite—for food and for life—was inspirational, and fun. She was an amazing women in her own time,
and left an important legacy by following her passions and being
Everyone is welcome. Bring your lunch and a friend.