From the Editor

Ernie Malamud

I thank the authors for their contributions as well as our Newsletter Committee and members of our Executive Committee for their excellent suggestions.

Nevertheless, this issue is a bit “sparse.” Several “promissory notes” failed to materialize. In the 6 issues I edited during my first 3-year term as Newsletter Editor, there was an average of 6.8 full articles/issue in addition to the roughly 10 other announcements and other pieces. So, I strongly encourage FIP members to suggest topics and authors for future issues. The deadline for receipt of materials for the Fall 2014 issue is August 15, 2014.  If you can, please send text in MSword format and graphical material as JPGs. I also prefer if you are covering more than one topic in an article to divide the material into several shorter articles.

Ernie Malamud spent three decades at Fermilab participating in high energy physics experiments and accelerator design and construction. He is a Fermilab Scientist Emeritus and is on the adjunct faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the Editor of the DPB brochure “Accelerators and Beams, Tools of Discovery and Innovation.” Free copies of the recently completed 4th edition are available by writing to

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