RLE Leadership and a New RLE Publication
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December Issue 1
Daniel Kleppner (l), Jeffrey H. Shapiro (m), Jacob K. White (r)
The formation of RLE's new intellectual leadership team was complete
in December 2001 when Professor Jacob
K. White became one of RLE's two Associate Directors. White
joined Professors Jeffrey H. Shapiro,
RLE's Director, and Daniel Kleppner,
RLE's other Associate Director. The interests of the three scientists
span a broad cross section of RLE's diverse research and educational
activities. Shapiro, Kleppner, and White now work together to promote
and support innovative new RLE scientific initiatives, while also
strengthening RLE's rich history as a premier research and learning
environment that serves faculty, students, and staff.
RLE in 2002 is flourishing. RLE recently has inaugurated major
multidisciplinary programs in ultracold atoms and fundamental atomic
physics, quantum information and computing, and photonics and related
materials fabrication. The Laboratory has completed extensive renovations
to many areas of RLE's aging physical infrastructure. Other ambitious
renovation projects are underway or are in planning. RLE's membership
has seen a surge in new junior faculty. Other young researchers
are coming to RLE in the near future, and will certainly further
fuel the Laboratory's current unprecedented period of growth.
These are exciting developments. One of the missions of RLE's new
leadership is to effectively communicate this news - and the fascinating
directions today's RLE researchers are taking - to the RLE and MIT
communities as well as our sponsors, friends, and alumni. The goal
is to do so in a way that is timely, frequent, accessible, and engaging.
This new publication, RLE at MIT, is one part of these efforts.
This is the first issue. RLE at MIT will appear four to five times
during the academic year, complementing RLE's other publications.
Each issue will present recent RLE news, developments, and researcher
profiles. The articles will link to RLE's web site www.rle.mit.edu
for more extensive treatment of each issue's contents.
Wonderful things are happening in RLE. Please join us to explore