SLAC Hot Topics, Now and Then

22 Dec 1995

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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

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 tau lepton. The award was shared with Frederick Reines, University of California, Irvine. These honors were announced October 11 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
For other news announcements important to the SLAC community, see slac.announce.important.

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 Computer Fair. (July, 1995).
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 (COSEPUP). This work is part of a project approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council (May, 1995).
National Meeting
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, and technology (May, 1995).
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 Board on "Alternative Futures for the Department of Energy National Laboratories." Focuses on the nine multi-program National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (February, 1995).


B-Factory Review
DOE Management Systems Review of the PEP-II and BaBar and related SLAC, LBL, and LLNL management systems (August, 1994).
SLAC Summer Institute
The "22nd Annual SLAC Summer Institute on Particle Physics: Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology," along with a Computer Fair. (August, 1994).
Drell Report
"Executive Summary: Conclusions and Recommendations" for the future of particle physics in the United States, along with related HEPAP correspondence (June, 1994).


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