2011 - Photon Science News
November 29, 2011 - American Physical Society names Harold Hwang a Fellow. Harold Hwang, professor of applied physics and photon science at Stanford and SLAC, and SIMES Deputy Director, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society, the largest physics association in the world. Hwang says that while being named an APS fellow is an acknowledgment of the work he’s done so far, it also represents the hope that he will continue contributing to the physics community in a meaningful way. Read full article in SLAC Today.
October 28, 2011 - From the Director for Photon Science: SLAC is the Place to Be. Cynthia Friend, SLAC's new Associate Laboratory Director for Photon Science, shares some of her reasons for coming to SLAC and her vision for the future of the Photon Science Directorate. Read full article in SLAC Today.
October 18, 2011 - The Optical Society (OSA) elects Phil Bucksbaum as 2012 Vice President. PULSE Director Phil Bucksbaum has been an active OSA member for more than 20 years, including holding leadership roles on several conference program committees and technical meetings, as well as on the Board of Directors. Bucksbaum previously served as the program co-chair for OSA's Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (1997) and general co-chair from (1999), and was chair of OSA's Short Wavelength Topical Meeting in 1992. On the Board, he served as a director at large from 2006-2008 and sat on the Board's Finance Committee during that time. Read full article at the OSA website.
August 1, 2011 - Cynthia Friend: New ALD for Photon Science. Today SLAC welcomes Cynthia Friend as the new associate lab director for photon science. She brings to the job not only scientific expertise in an area of keen interest for SLAC – her work at Harvard University is on catalysis, one of the hottest areas of science with applications for clean energy, the environment and industrial processes – but also years of leadership experience in roles that brought insight into Department of Energy processes and priorities. With her appointment, “we are fortunate to bring a very distinguished researcher and research leader to SLAC,” said lab Director Persis Drell. Read full article in SLAC Today.
May 4, 2011 - Keith Hodgson elected to the National Academy of Sciences. SLAC Associate Laboratory Director for Photon Science and Chief Research Officer Keith Hodgson, who also serves Stanford University as the David Mulvane Ehrsam and Edward Curtis Franklin Professor of Chemistry and as Professor of Photon Science at SLAC, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
January 27, 2011 - Jens Norskov was selected as the winner of the 2011 Michigan Catalysis Society Giuseppe Parravano Memorial Award for Excellence in Catalysis Research. The award is given biennially in odd numbered years to an individual from North America to formally recognize outstanding contributions to catalytic science and technology. A committee that is appointed by the officers of the Michigan Catalysis Society will select the recipient of the award. The award consists of a medal and a monetary prize of $500. The award is sponsored by the Memorial Trust Fund for Professor Giuseppe Parravano and administered by the Michigan Catalysis Society.