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SPS Radiations: SLAC! Touring the Eighth Wonder of the World!

Radiations, the official publication of Sigma Pi Sigma, features "SLAC! Touring the Eighth Wonder of the World!" by Cleveland State reporters Drace Adams, Samantha Tietjen and Cameron Tolbert.
 
The CSU physics students received National Reporter Awards ($600) for PhysCon: The 2016 Quadrennial Physics Congress. PhysCon is the largest conference of physics undergraduates in the world, organized by the Sigma Pi Sigma and Society of Physics Students (SPS). The conference in San Francisco brought together more than 1200 students and professionals at the forefront of physics: prominent scientists, Nobel Laureates, heads of national laboratories, and members of the American Institute of Physics. The three-day event featured frontier physics, interactive workshops, poster presentations, awards, networking and tours of world-renown facilities such as SLAC. The CSU delegation to PhysCon was led by COSHP’s Associate Professor of Physics, Kiril A. Streletzky, PhD who has served as the Faculty Advisor to the CSU chapter of SPS since 2005. 
 
Originally named the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and founded in 1962, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory continues to be a state-of-the-art particle accelerator. Housing the world’s longest radio frequency (RF) linear accelerator, the main SLAC beam line can accelerate electrons and positrons with up to 50 GeV of energy. Hosting a suite of instruments, including a linear collider, the Linac Coherent Light Source, the Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests (FACET), and much more, the facility is a leader in both elementary particle physics and condensed matter research.
 
The CSU SPS student reporters' account of the tour captures the wonder of the legendary facility, making it real for a global audience. Read the complete article in the Spring 2017 issue of Radiations.