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Post: SLAC Archives and History Office, M/S 82, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

Office Location: Bldg.50, Rm.122

Archives Month 2009 Contest Entries

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"Many" years ago SLAC participated in a race (a community race of odd items - more of a parade) down Sand Hill Rd. Carl Rago decided on this entry and built it in the Heavy Assembly Bldg. (#26). It was a very unique and fun project ... the very old (a dinosaur) from the very, very new "SLAC" (and SLAC's original name was Project Monster).

In front of Bldg.26 at SLAC.

Related information in the Archives

  • "Sand Hill Challenge," The Interaction Point, Vol. 8 No. 8, August 1997, page 2.
  • "Soapbox Derby," The Interaction Point, Vol. 8 No. 9, September 1997, page 8.
  • "Off to the Races...," The Interaction Point, Vol. 8 No. 10/11, October/November 1997, page 3.
  • "The Race Cars are Coming!" The Interaction Point, Vol. 9 No. 8, August 1998, page 3.

A unique Beam Tree

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The SLAC Theory Seminar has taken place every Wednesday at 1:30 for more than 40 years. On a typical day, the Green Room is packed with theorists of all ages munching and arguing. These pictures show a typical scene, from October 7, 2009. Well, maybe not completely typical -- it seems to be the speaker, rather than the audience, that is doing the talking.

The speaker shown is Dam Son, from the University of Washington, speaking on "Toward a Nonrelativistic AdS/CFT Correspondence".

This photo was taken on the occasion of a celebration at LBNL of the 25th anniversary of the discovery of the J/psi particle in November 1974. As fate would have it, two different groups discovered the same particle, albeit on opposite sides of the country. One was the Burt Richter/SLAC group and the other was the Sam Ting/BNL-MIT group on the east coast. A joint announcement of the discoveries was made. Burt & Co. called it psi and Sam & Co. called it J. See Mike Riordan's book "The Hunting of the Quark" p. 262 et seq. for more information. There was normal rivalry between the two groups, but because the rivalry went beyond being friendly, relations between the two camps were strained for many years. If you squint at the sign in the background, the arrow for "psi fest" points into the room. The sign for J clearly points away. This was tongue in cheek, 25 years after the discovery, but this was a psi party.

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