Persis Drell named director of SLAC December 6, 2007Posted by apetrov in Near Physics, Particle Physics, Physics, Science.
As I predicted here, Persis Drell has been named the fourth director of Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. She is a great physicists and, I’m sure, will lead SLAC to a brighter future (which can be read as you wish — especially since SLAC will soon have no on-site particle physics experiements, but will have a very bright X-ray source). We interacted a bit what I was a postdoc at Cornell (she was a professor there for 14 years). She helped turn SLAC into an active astrophysics lab and resisted attempts to argue for building of a super-B factory there.
Hmm… maybe I should do predictions for money… wait, I actually do that — I’m a theorist… 🙂