Blas Cabrera

 

As the HEP program at SLAC transitions from an on site accelerator program to a more diverse program which places more emphasis on off site and non-accelerator programs, it is important to broaden the SLUO Executive Committee to include more non-accelerator and particle astrophysics members.  Over the past year, SLAC has become a collaborating institution on SuperCDMS and plans to play a major role in the SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment which has been strongly endorsed by the recent PA SAG report to the DOE and NSF.  I am encouraging our 12 university groups to join SLUO.  I am also interested in encouraging that SLAC increase its involvement broadly in particle astrophysics and non-accelerator physics programs.  A successful and broad portfolio is essential to the future health of the HEP program at SLAC.