SPEAR3 Dedication January 29, 2004

SLAC and Stanford staff and faculty, distinguished visitors, colleagues and neighbors celebrated the dedication of SPEAR3 on Thursday, January 29, 2004. SPEAR3, whose construction and installation was completed on time and within budget, is the Nation's newest source of synchrotron radiation. The SPEAR3 project, jointly funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is an example of extraordinary teamwork and cooperation between two agencies and the more that 400 staff at SLAC who worked so hard to achieve success. On the special occasion of the dedication, the people who made the project successful, as well as the state-of-the-art science that SPEAR3 will enable, were recognized in an afternoon event that featured presentations by Stanford's President, representatives from the DOE and NIH, the Mayor of Palo Alto, and the SSRL Director. A special audiovisual presentation symbolically started the electrons flowing into the new machine. Following the event were refreshments and guided tours of the new ring. With commissioning progressing exceptionally well, SSRL looks forward to welcoming back its users in March to begin to take advantage of the magnificent new properties of radiation to be provided by SPEAR3.

Keith Hodgson's presentation
Pat Dehmer's talk
New Beam Lines for SPEAR3
DOE Top 10 List
SLAC and SSRL Personnel that Contributed to the Upgrade
Photos (on left side go to Special Events-2004 January-SPEAR3 Dedication)
SLAC Press Release
San Jose Mercury News
San Mateo County Times
The Argus


last updated: JAN 30, 2004 a.mueller