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Director’s Welcome Jonathan Dorfan 32 nd Annual SSRL Users Meeting October 17, 2005.

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1 Director’s Welcome Jonathan Dorfan 32 nd Annual SSRL Users Meeting October 17, 2005

2 SLAC - Sept 15, 2004A hundred flowers in Beijing SLAC Mission  Photon Science Discoveries – To make discoveries in photon science at the frontiers of the ultrasmall and ultrafast in a wide spectrum of physical and life sciences  Particle and Astroparticle Physics Discoveries – To make discoveries in particle and astroparticle physics to redefine humanity’s understanding of what the universe is made of and the forces which control it  Operate Safely; Train the Best – To operate a safe laboratory that employs and trains the best and brightest, helping to ensure the future economic strength and security of the nation

3 October 17, 2005 SLAC - Sept 15, 2004A hundred flowers in Beijing SLAC Future – Responding to the Changing Scientific Landscape The balance of the scientific elements of the Lab are changing: The size of the photon science program will grow dramatically in the next three years By 2009, the on-site accelerators, SPEAR3 and LCLS, will both be doing Photon Science. By 2009, DOE’s Basic Energy Science office will be the dominant budget at SLAC The B Factory will have it’s last year of data-taking in FY2008. Post FY2008, Particle and Particle-astro physics will be focused on B Factory data analysis, the International Linear Collider (ILC), HEP theory and a suite of non-accelerator telescopes SLAC will continue its strong tradition of accelerator science

4 New Laboratory Organization

5 October 17, 2005 SLAC - Sept 15, 2004A hundred flowers in Beijing Our Major Stakeholders are Investing in Our Future  Our primary stake-holders, DOE/Congress and Stanford University, are both making large investments at SLAC o DOE has entrusted SLAC with the long-term of one of the world’s most exciting accelerator-based scientific landscapes ― ultra-fast science. This complements the recent investment in SPEAR3 o Stanford University is likewise investing in major ways in our long-term future Ultra-Fast Science Center Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Guest House

6 Total DOE Funding is Increasing SC – Science BER – Biological and Environmental Research BES – Basic Energy Sciences HEP - High Energy Physics

7 October 17, 2005 SLAC - Sept 15, 2004A hundred flowers in Beijing Stanford University: A Crucial Element in SLAC’s Success  The key to SLAC’s success and style has been its intimate connection to a great research university.  SLAC is a School of Stanford University – there is a very close coupling to both the academic and administrative leadership of Stanford o The University is a pro-active contract administrator of SLAC – it provides very close, supportive and highly skilled oversight of the Laboratory o Facilitates recruitment to SLAC of exceptional intellectual capital both at the faculty and staff level o Crucial investments by the university have and will greatly leverage the Government’s investments

8 Photon Science: Outstanding Leadership Prof. Keith Hodgson. SLAC Deputy Director and Director for Photon Science Prof. Jo Stöhr. Director SSRL Stanford Prof. Phil Bucksbaum. Director of Ultrafast Science Center

9 Has Clearly Demonstrated its 500 mamp capability SPEAR3 – Worldclass intermediate energy, 3 rd gen. source

10 Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC: The Next Revolution in X-Ray Science LCLS Will Be The World’s First X-ray Laser

11 LLNL UCLA Photon Science -- Linac Coherent Light Source Experimental Facility

12 October 17, 2005 SLAC - Sept 15, 2004A hundred flowers in Beijing LCLS Construction  LCLS is a major endeavor. It will require and receive the talents of the full laboratory to build, commission and operate  Anticipate major upgrades to begin ~2012  LCLS is a very large and long-term commitment from the Federal Government to the SLAC site Budget - $379M through Commissioning in FY2008. Operations start in April 2009

13 LCLS Opens Up A New Center for the SLAC Campus -- The CLOC Building Central Lab Office Complex (CLOC) Capacity >260 72,000 GSF Total 150-Seat Conference Room The Ultra-fast Science Center (UfC) will be located in the CLOC building WE ARE THRILLED PHIL BUCKSBAUM HAS ACCEPTED A PROFESSORSHIP WITH US AT SLAC AND THAT HE WILL BE THE FIRST DIRECTOR OF UfC

14 October 17, 2005 SLAC - Sept 15, 2004A hundred flowers in Beijing Nothing is More Important to SLAC’s Sustainability than Strong ES&H Performance  I am deeply committed to the very highest levels of ES&H performance – outstanding science is science performed safely. You will find the same dedication and commitment from the rest of the Directors and our staff o I need the same level of commitment and performance from the User Community and I thank you for your past strong cooperation and dedication in this regard


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