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Back to school September 14, 2007

Posted by apetrov in Near Physics, Particle Physics, Physics, Science.

I’ve been neglecting my blog for a while. Of course, I have good reasons: our Fall semester has started, I’m teaching a course that noone in our Department has taught before (including me — it’s good that I only have 12 students, it’s an advanced undergraduate class), my Mom is visiting, … Anyways, here are a couple of things that caught my attention recently.

1. DOE and NSF lauched a new website “…to tell the story of the U.S. role in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)”. Here it is: http://www.uslhc.us. It has lots of info written for non-physicists: stuff about experiments, links to “LHC blogs” (hmm…), images from all LHC detectors: ALICE, ATLAS, CMS, LHCb, LHCf… Now, I must admit that I didn’t know anything about the LHCf experiment (shame on me), so I googled “LHCf”. To my further embarassment, it comes up almost on the top of Google search page, second only to this LHCF… Certainly worth looking at. I mean, the USLHC website…

2. SLAC appointed Persis Drell as Acting Director (here is the press-release) while they continue to search for the permanent Director. My guess is that she will be the next SLAC Director. She is a great physicist.

3. I’m on sabbatical leave next semeter — will spend most of it at the University of Michigan. So I started preparing by going there once a week. They gave me Finn Larsen’s office for the next year (who is also on sabbatical) — Finn, I promise to return it to you in the same shape and form I got it two weeks ago…



1. Persis Drell named director of SLAC « Symmetry factor - December 6, 2007

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