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Center for Free-Electron Laser Science hosts former SLAC director Persis Drell

The Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) has a prominent visitor. Persis Drell, the former director of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (USA), has joined DESY scientist Henry Chapman’s group as a Helmholtz International Fellow. Drell, who led SLAC from September 2007 to October 2012, is a Professor of Physics, Particle Physics, and Astrophysics at Stanford University and SLAC. She will be staying at CFEL until March 2013. CFEL is a scientific collaboration between DESY, the Max Planck Society, and Hamburg University. In this interview, Drell talks about free-electron laser science and the partnership between DESY and SLAC.

Welcome to Hamburg, Persis. You have recently stepped down as SLAC director to return to your position as a faculty member and to find more time for research and teaching. What brings you to DESY?

The first thing I wanted to do…

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