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The success of this newsletter depends on you, the members of FIP. I encourage you to send me (email@example.com) suggestions for topics and authors. We can also arrange a phone conversation.
The deadline for receipt of materials for the fall 2012 issue is August 1. It will help greatly if you can send me material in MSword format and graphical material as JPEGs. I prefer short, newsy (1000 words or less) articles. Photos and other graphical material enhance the newsletter. It also helps if you are covering more than one topic in an article to divide the material into several shorter articles.
Definition of Forum: "a medium for open discussion or voicing of ideas." Thus, very welcome are (short) Letters to the Editor commenting on FIP newsletter articles in recent issues.
I received an excellent and comprehensive article from Harvey Newman, our FIP Chair last year, and currently Past Chair, titled "High Energy Physics: Science and Technology Benefiting Humanity." In it Harvey reviews accelerators and particle beams and focuses on the many important applications in many fields. He discusses technology transfer, global networks, and of particular interest to members of our Forum the international aspects of this work. Newman discusses the digital divide, and internet connectivity as a basic human right. The paper is posted at APS website and soon will be available on the web site for the Pontifical Academy International Symposium on Subnuclear Physics: Past, Present and Future. I highly recommend it.
There are contributions to this newsletter from many different parts of the globe. I thank all of the authors for their contributions as well as our Newsletter Committee for their excellent suggestions
Ernie Malamud after three decades of work at Fermilab on high energy physics experiments and accelerator design and construction, retired to live in California. He is a Fermilab Scientist Emeritus and is on the adjunct faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno.