SLAC Hot Topics, Now and Then
22 Dec 1995
Periodically, there's a topic of immediate interest to a sufficient
number of people at SLAC that it becomes, for a short while, the
"SLAC Hot Topic" and appears as a link in the introductory part
of the SLAC Home Page.
This page is a repository for the current hot topic(s) and previous
ones still of interest.
Current Hot Topic
For other news announcements important to the SLAC community, see
- M. Perl Nobel Laureate
- Professor Martin Perl was awarded the 1995 Nobel prize in physics
for his startling 1975 discovery of a new elementary particle, the
The award was shared with Frederick Reines, University of California, Irvine.
were announced October 11 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Previous Hot Topics
The following previous hot topics are broken down into lists by year.
SLAC Summer Institute
- The 1995 "XXIII SLAC Summer Institute on Particle Physics:
The Top Quark and the Electroweak Interaction." Addressed current
research and what may lie beyond the Standard Model.
Also sponsored a
Reshaping Graduate Education
Executive Summary and other materials regarding the report,
"Reshaping the Graduate Education of Scientists and Engineers"
from the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy
This work is part of a project approved by the
Governing Board of the National Research Council
The National Electronic Open Meeting on how
electronic governments can best serve Americans in the information age
and ways to join the discussion.
Topics were services, benefits, information, participatory democracy,
Daughters to Work
- A description of SLAC's "Take Our Daughters to Work Day,"
Thursday, April 27, 1995, including the purpose, participants, and
activities (April, 1995).
- Galvin Report
Report of the Galvin Task Force to the Secretary of Energy Advisory
"Alternative Futures for the Department of Energy National Laboratories."
Focuses on the nine multi-program National Laboratories and the
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- DOE Management Systems Review of the PEP-II
and BaBar and related SLAC, LBL, and LLNL management systems
- SLAC Summer Institute
- The "22nd Annual SLAC Summer Institute on Particle Physics:
Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology," along with a
- Drell Report
- "Executive Summary: Conclusions and Recommendations"
for the future of particle physics in the United States,
along with related HEPAP correspondence