How to become a BaBar Member or Associate
There are two categories of people connected to BaBar, Members and Associates. Members are individuals who
participate in the physics program or contribute significantly
to BaBar. PhD physicists who have been Members for at least
one year and actively contribute to the experiment are listed as
authors of BaBar papers. BaBar
generally not authors. Typical examples are
undergraduates, graduate students not concentrating on research,
engineers, technicians, and programmers.
Under exceptional circumstances where an
Associate has made substantial
contributions to a particular paper, approval from the
Publications Board Chair may be sought to include the individual
as an author of that paper.
See the Membership
Rules for more details.
There are a number of steps involved in joining BaBar, including
registering in the personnel database, studying safety material, and
obtaining computer accounts.
- Fill the following form
in order to register with the SLAC User Organization
(SLUO home page)
database and with the BaBar personnel database.
- The previous step will provide you with a
SLAC ID number (SID). With the SID you can apply to obtain
computer accounts following these
- Fill (only the fields you know), print, sign, scan, and send the form to the
BaBar computer czar.
- Complete the cyber security training within 30
days from your accounts creation. Detailed instructions will be
emailed to you.
All available trainings are listed in the Training Catalog (password required).
- In order to access the internal documentation you will need
a Hypernews password. Please contact the BaBar computer czar to obtain one.
Coming to SLAC
If you plan to spend some time at SLAC you will need the
Environmental Safety and Health Orientation training (course 219 in the Training Catalog)
which entitles you to obtain a SLAC badge to access the site.
If you are not a US citizen please contact the
SLAC International Services Office
or check the entry requirements on the Visitor User Employee (VUE) Center prior to your arrival at SLAC.
Changing from Associate to Member
If you are currently a BaBar Associate
and wish to become a Member,
please contact the Physics Analysis Coordinators.
If you are currently a BaBar Member moving to a non-BaBar Institution and wish to remain a Member of the Collaboration, please contact our Spokesperson.