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News - December 14, 2007

SLAC takes two giant steps

As first woman director, Drell heads research facility as it undergoes $400 million renovation

by Sue Dremann

As a child, Persis Drell, newly appointed director of Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), played among some of the world's most accomplished physicists and Nobel scientists who gathered in her parents' living room on the Stanford campus.

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