From the Director
It's difficult to convey the excitement here at CHESS this summer. In addition to the normal annual influx of summer visitors, this summer the CHESS-U project first demolished the CHESS experimental floor and removed the Southern sextant of CESR and then rebuilt a new low emittance CESR and modern x-ray experimental floor. The articles in this eNewsletter clearly demonstrate the excitement of the summer projects.
And, I feel compelled to reassure everyone that ALL of the CHESS' Associate Directors are healthy and working harder than ever. CHESS is searching for a new Associate Director to fill the extra-large shoes of Ernie Fontes who has been promoted to CLASSE Technical Director. Ernie is now responsible for overseeing all of the technical programs in the laboratory (CHESS and CBETA are the largest but there are over 30 in the laboratory). While he has been doing so for many months, even Ernie can't do both jobs forever. So, I'd like to publicly thank Ernie for serving so capably for these many years as CHESS Associate Director and look forward to continuing to work closely with him as CLASSE technical director.