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Service Awards Celebrate Decades of SLAC Service
The Saint Lawrence String Quartet Returns to SLAC April 15
Seen around SLAC: Signs of Spring

SLAC Today

Wednesday - March 6, 2011

Service Awards Celebrate Decades of SLAC Service

(Photo - 2011 SLAC service awards dinner)
Awardees (from left): Hector Prado, John Azevedo, Len Moss, Jim McDonald, Jeff Olsen, Joe Stieber, Mike Saleski, Teresa Juarez, Eric Bong, Alan Fisher, Dian Yeremian, Mattie Pace, Chris Adolphsen, Jim Simpson, Joe Olszewski, Ric Claus, Robert Conley. Kneeling: Boni Cordova-Grimaldi and Michelle Smith-Strand. (Photo by Brad Plummer.)

On Wednesday, March 30, SLAC celebrated the milestones of 42 employees reaching 20, 30 and 40 years of service at a lively dinner at the Stanford Faculty Club. The euphonic tones of Leonard Webb's Jazz Duo played in the background as recipients dined with lab Director Persis Drell, senior staff members and invited guests. Uwe Bergmann from the Linac Coherent Light Source gave an entertaining and enlightening presentation chronicling his personal journey to being a SLAC physicist. Donning 3-D glasses, attendees viewed slides of Archimedes' writing on parchment by way of X-ray fluorescence imaging achieved at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource. Bergmann showed examples of detailed X-ray images from SSRL of dino-bird Archaeopteryx all the way down to the shape of its feathers. He also spoke on the special structures of water.


The Saint Lawrence String Quartet Returns to SLAC April 15

(Photo - The St. Lawrence String Quartet)
The Saint Lawrence String Quartet. (Photo by Anthony Parmelee.)

SLAC will have the pleasure of another noontime concert by the Saint Lawrence String Quartet next Friday, April 15. The SLSQ is an outstanding group of musicians, and it is the quartet-in-residence at Stanford. They have performed in venues across the country as well as abroad. We are indeed honored for them to come to us.

The concert will be held from noon until 1 p.m. in Kavli Auditorium. They will perform "Omaramor" for solo cello by Osvaldo Golijov, and the String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887 by Franz Schubert. The program is free and open to all. Please join us!

The group will be offering a different program—also free—at Memorial Church on campus on the evening of Friday, April 22, as part of the Stanford Lively Arts program.

(Photo - deer resting in the shade)
(Photo by Lori Ann White.)

Seen around SLAC:
Signs of Spring

With the recent arrival of spring weather, the ever-present ground squirrels now have company—rabbits, deer, birds of many a different feather, all are visible to the sharp-eyed SLACer out for a stroll.

(Photo - great horned owl)
The owls are back... with somebody new (click to see)! 
(Photo courtresy Clive Field.)
(Photo - lizard)
(Photo by Lori Ann White.)

Pictured here are only a few examples of Spring's resurgence, including one of a pair of Great Horned Owls that's chosen a ledge on End Station A as a nesting place. Some, like the deer pictured above, prefer a quiet spot in the shade of an oak about the Research Yard, while others, like the lizard spotted near the MCC, just seem happy the sun is back.

They're not the only ones.




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