I just became aware of a letter that is being sent to a couple of US Senators by a large and illustrious collection of scientists, and I decided to put my signature below it. The letter is clear and I will not comment it here - suffices to just paste it here.

By the way, I do not think that more signatures are necessary to it, but if you agree with the contents and wish to participate your support, please do so by adding your name below, in the comments thread. It will just take you thirty seconds of your valuable time, but it might have an impact here too.


Senator Dianne Feinstein
Energy& Water Appropriations Subcommittee
SenatorLamar Alexander
Energy& Water Appropriations Subcommittee

March 1, 2011

DearChairman Feinstein and Sen. Alexander,


We write in regards to the current proposed budget cuts on science, andthe impact the cuts would have on the competitiveness of this nation, both inthe short and long term.   The economic health and world leadershipof this country depends on an unbroken cycle of innovation, rooted in ourability to attract and educate new waves of creative young scientists andengineers, each year. It is this cycle of innovation, whose continuationdepends on funding for basic research,  thatdrives both basic and applied sciences, and the creation of new technologiesand treatments that define and improve the quality of everyday life.

In order for the cycle to remain unbroken, and for the nation'sposition of leadership to continue, basic research needs to be supported, evenwhen the times demand strict fiscal responsibility. One never knows where thenext transformative breakthrough will emerge, or who the next young scientistwill be that creates it. 


The proposed cuts to the Department ofEnergy Office of Science, the National Science Foundation and the NationalInstitute of Standards and Technology would result in the immediate cessationof many scientifically critical activities, due in part to the layoff ofthousands of scientists and engineers.  The cuts would have asevere impact on cutting-edge research in areas such as biotechnology,nanotechnology, high-speed computing, advanced materials and photonics, as wellas high energy physics, nuclear physics and fusion energy sciences.


At a time when we are seeking to spark economic growth and encouragetalented young people to pursue careers in science and engineering, reducingfederal support for science research and education iscounterproductive. It is basic research that motivates many young peopleto study science.  Such cuts will only hurt our competitiveness,especially at a time when emerging economies such as China and India areramping up their investments in scientific research and education, and arelearning to form their own generations of young innovators.


As young scientists and our mentors, we ask that you make science apriority and fund basic research at a level that provides long term growth asan investment, both in our future and our nation’s future.  There are manyexciting questions that we can only address if provided sufficient resources,not only this year but in the coming years as well.  The tools andtechniques that we develop in pursuit of these answers will have a lastingbenefit to our country and society.



1.      Robert Roser, Fermilab, Batavia IL

2.      Ben Kilminster, Fermilab, Batavia IL

3.       Katherine Copic, ColumbiaUniversity, New York, NY

4.     Andrey Elagin, Texas A&M University,College Station, TX

5.      Elisabetta Pianori University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

6.       Robyn Madrak, Fermilab, Batavia IL

7.       Daniel Whiteson, UC Irvine, Irvine CA

8.      Farrukh Azfar, Oxford,Batavia IL

9.       Satyajit Behari, Johns Hopkins University,Baltimore

10.   Tom Schwarz, UC Davis, Davis CA

11.   Ford Garberson, University of Chicago, Chicago IL

12.   Andrey Loginov, Yale University, New Haven CT

13.   Heather Ray, University of Florida,Gainseville Fl

14.  Emma Alexander, Yale,Atlanta, Georgia

15.  Jonathan S. Wilson, TheOhio State University, Columbus, Ohio

16.  Rob Forrest, UC Davis,Davis CA

17.  Dr Charles Plager,UCLA, Los Angeles CA

18.   Kai Yi, University of Iowa, Iowa City Iowa

19.   Bodhitha Jayatilaka, Duke University, Durham NC

20.   Matthew Heintze, University of Florida,Gainseville FL

21.   Yen-Chu Chen Institute of Physics, AcademiaSinica Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

22.   Kyle Knoepfel, Fermilab, Batavia IL

23.   Deepak Kar, University of Dresden, Dresden Germany

24.   Alison Lister, UC Davis, Davis CA

25.   Valeria Bartsch, University of Susex, Falmer UK

26.  Harinder Singh Bawa, UCFresno, Fresno CA

27.   Heather Gerberich, University of Illinios,Urbana IL

28.  Chang Seong Moon, SeoulNational University, Seoul Korea

29.   Tingjun Yang, Fermilab, Batavia IL

30.   Sebastian Grinstein, IFAE Barcelona, Spain

31.   Max Goncharov, MIT, Boston MA

32.   Michal Kreps, University of Warwick, Coventry UK

33.   Giulia Manca, University of Cagliari, Cagliari Italy

34.   Mousumi Datta, Fermilab, Batavia IL

35.   Bonnie T. Fleming, Yale University New Haven CT

36.   Sasha Pronko, LBL, Berkeley CA

37.  Efe Yazgan, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas TechUniversity, Lubbock, Texas

38.   Diego Tonelli,Fermilab, Batavia IL

39.   Sergo Jindariani,Fermilab, Batavia IL

40.  Meghan McAteer, University of Texas, Austin TX

41.   Olga Norniella, UIUC,Urbana Champaign IL

42.  David Cox, UC Davis, Davis CA

43.  Dongwook Jang, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

44.  Justin Pilot, OSU, Columbus OH

45.  Kirsten Tollefson, Michigan State, East Lansing MI

46.  John Conway, UC Davis, Davis CA

47.  Robin Erbacher, UC Davis, Davis CA

48.  Leo Jenner, Fermilab, Batavia IL

49.  Paola Garosi,University of Siena, Siena Italy

50.  Xinchun Tian Universityof South Carolina, Columbia SC

51.  Karen Bland, BaylorUniversity, Waco TX

52.   Enrique Palencia, CERN, Geneva Switzerland

53.   Joseph Walding, College of William and Mary,Williamsburg VA

54.   Marcelle Soares-Santos, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

55.  Prashant Subbaro,University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

56.  Halley Brown, Fermilab,Batavia IL

57.   J.P. Chou, Brown University, Providence RI

58.   Sudhir Malik, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Nebraska

59.  Christian Pascal Graf,UIC, Chicago IL

60.   Matthew Worcester, University of Chicago, Chicago IL

61.  Ritoban Basu Thakur,Fermilab, Batavia IL

62.  Carley Kopecky, UCDavis, Davis CA

63.  Zeynep Isvan,University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

64.   Derek Strom, UIC, Chicago IL

65.  Dr Christina Mesropian,Rockefeller University, NYC NY

66.  Ayesh Jayasinghe,University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

67.  Gary Cheng,Columbia, NYC NY

68.  Suneel Dutt, PanjabUniversity, Chandigarh India

69.   James Monk, UCL, London UK

70.  Aaron Morris,Northern Illinois Univ. Dekalb IL

71.   Jacob Linacre, Fermilab, Batavia IL

72.  Ioana Anghel, UIC,Chicago IL

73.  Ian HowleyUniversity of Texas, Arlington TX

74.  Karolos Potamianos,Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

75.  Shulamit Moed Sher,Harvard University, Boston MA

76.  Jason St. John,Boston University, Boston MA

77.  Bruno Casal, ETHZurich, Zurich Switzerland

78.   Gavril Giurgiu, Johns Hopkins University,Baltimore MD

79.   Alexander Paramonov, Argonne National Lab, Argonne IL

80.  Bari Osmanov, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

81.   Jeffrey Kubo, Fermilab,Batavia IL

82.   Adam Patch, Yale University,New Haven IL

83.  Anna Mazzacane, Fermilab, Batavia IL

84.   Michael Peter Cooke,Fermilab, Batavia IL

85.   Benjamin Auerbach, YaleUniversity, New Haven CT

86.   Warren Clarida, University ofIowa, Iowa City IA

87.  Ricky Fok, University of Oregon, Eugene OR

88. Samvel Khalatyan, UIC Chicago IL

89.  Miguel Mondragon,Fermilab, Batavia IL

90.  Federico Sforza, PISAUniversity, PISA Italy

91.  Jon Wilson, OSU,Columbus Ohio

92.  Jonathan Asaadi, TexasA&M, College Station TX

93.  Edward Laird,Princeton, Princeton NJ

94.  Dean Andrew Hidas,Rutgers University, Piscataway NJ

95.  Irkli Chakaberia,Kansas State University, Manhattan KS

96.  Mark Mathis, College ofWilliam and Mary, Williamsburg VA

97.  Alejandro de la Puente,Notre Dame, South Bend Indiana

98.  Yaofu Zhou, IIT,Chicago IL

99.  Sarah Lockwitz, YaleUniversity, New Haven CT

100.                    Douglas Orbaker, University of Rochester, Rochester NY

101.                     Joseph Haley,Northeastern University, Boston MA

102.                     Steve Nahn, MIT,Boston MA

103.                     Harvey Newman,Caltech, Pasadena CA

104.               Austin Napier, Tufts, Medford MA

105.                    Sarah Demers, Yale, New Haven CT

106.                     JoAnne Hewett,SLAC/Stanford, Stanford CA

107.                     Jean-Luc Vay,Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

108.                    Tatiana Rodriguez, University of Pennsylvania,Philadelphia PA

109.                    Evan Friis, UC Davis, Davis California

110.                    Anyes Tafford, UC Irvine, Irvine CA

111.                    Avto Kharchilava, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo NY

112.                    Georgia Karagiorgi Columbia University, NYC NY

113.                    Aaron Mislivec, University of Rochester, Rochester NY

114.                    William J Willis, Columbia University, NYC NY

115.                    Michael Murray, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS

116.                    Victor Yarba, Fermilab, Batavia IL

117.                    Florencia Canelli, University of Chicago/Fermilab, ChicagoIL

118.                    Stefan M.Spanier, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN

119.                    Pushpa Bhat, Fermilab, Batavia IL

120.                    James Wetzel, University of Iowa, Iowa City Ia

121.                    John Penwell, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

122.                    Igor Gorelov, University of New Mexico, Albequerque NM

123.                    Barbara Alvarez Gonzalez, MSU, East Lansing MI

124.                    Mauro Donega, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

125.                    Angela Galtieri, LBL, Berkeley CA

126.                    Josehp F Muratore, BNL, Upton New York

127.                    Julie Managan, Rice University, Houston TX

128.                    Elizabeth H. Simmons, Michigan State University, EastLansing, Michigan

129.                    Elisa Pueschel, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

130.                     Ben Brau, UMASS ,Amherst MA

131.                    Jennifer Klay , California Polytechnic State University, SanLuis Obispo CA

132.                    Daryl Hare, Rutgers University, Springfield  NJ

133.                    Daniel McDonald, Rice University, Houston TX

134.                    Sridhara Dasu, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI

135.                    Steven Blusk, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

136.                    Fabrizio Margaroli, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

137.                    John Strologas, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM

138.                    Nathan Goldschmidt, University of Florida, Gainesville Fl

139.                    Eva Halkiadakis, Rutgers, Picsataway NJ

140.                    Howard Haber UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA

141.                    Hongliang Liu, UC Riverside, Riverside CA

142.                    Stephen Parke, Fermilab, Batavia IL

143.                    Joachim Kopp, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

144.                    Alan Fisher, SLAC, Menlo Park CA

145.                    Jacobo Konigsberg, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

146.                    Zeno D."Dick" Greenwood, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston LA

147.                    Harrison B.Prosper, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL

148.                    Nikolai Smirnov,Yale University, New Haven CT

149.                    Nick Evans,University of Texas, Austin TX

150.                    Michael E. Peskin, SLAC, Stanford University, Stanford,California\

151.                    Lawrence S. Pinsky, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

152.                    Bo Fenton-Olsen, LBL, Berkeley CA

153.                    Carlo Dallapiccola, University of Massachusetts, AmherstMA

154.                    Ron Madras, LBL, Berkeley CA

155.                    Paddy Fox, Fermilab, Batavia IL

156.                    Lance Dixon, SLAC, Menlo Park CA

157.                    Douglas Wright, Lawrence Livermore National Lab,Pleasanton CA                    

158.                    Ian Shipsey, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

159.                    Reid Mumford, Salt lake City Utah

160.                    Pamela Klabbers, University of Wisconsin, MadisonWisconsin

161.                    Richard A. Vidal, Fermilab, Batavia IL

162.                    Ankush Mitra, Academia Sinica, Taipei Taiwan

163.                    Robert Hirosky, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA

164.                    Chris Neu, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA

165.                    Lina Galtieri, LBL, Berkeley CA

166.                    Marco Trovato, University of PISA, PISA Italy

167.                    Elizabeth Worcester, University of Chicago, Chicago IL

168.                    Leo Sabato, University of PISA, PISA Italy

169.                    Yu Zeng, Duke University, Durham NC

170.                    Yine Sun, Fermilab, Batavia IL

171.                    Viktoriya Zvoda, Fermilab, Batavia IL

172.                    Hatim Hegab, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK

173.                    Alexey Naumov, Fermilab, Batavia IL

174.                    Andrei Khilkevich, Fermilab, Batavia IL

175.                    Azeddine Kasmi, Baylor University, Waco TX

176.                    Robert Zwaska, Fermilab, Batavia IL

177.                    Alexander Romanenko, Fermilab, Batavia IL

178.                    Denise C. Ford, Northwestern University, Evanston IL

179.                    Kenichi Hatakeyama, Baylor University, Waco TX

180.                    Geum Bong Yu, Duke University, Durham NC

181.                    Tim Maxwell, Northern Illinois, Dekalb IL

182.                    Jun Guo, Columbia University, New York, NY

183.                    Liang Li, Universityof California, Riverside, Riverside, CA

184.                    Gianluca Petrillo,University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

185.                    Dr. Tyler Dorland, University ofWashington, Seattle, Washington.

186.                    Jesus Orduna, RiceUniversity, Huston, TX

187.                    Mark A. Padilla,University of California Riverside, Riverside CA.

188.                    Zhenyu Ye, FermiNational Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois

189.                    Michael Peter Cooke,Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL

190.                    Andrew Kobach,Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

191.                    Hang Yin, Fermilab,Batavia, IL

192.                     Ryan J. Hooper, Bradley University, Peoria, IL61625

193.                     Ashish Kumar,  SUNY Buffalo,NY

194.                    Kayle DeVaughan,University of Nebraska-Lincoln

195.                    Dennis Mackin, RiceUniversity, Houston, TX

196.                    Avdhesh Chandra RiceUniversity, Houston, TX

197.                    Juliette Alimena,Brown University, Providence, RI

198.                    Satish Desai Fermilab, Batavia, IL

199.                    Jadranka SekaricUniversity of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

200.                    Dale Johnston,University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE

201.                    Dr. Andrew Haas,Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA.

202.                    KathrynTschann-Grimm, Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY

203.                    Peter Renkel,Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.

204.                    Marc Buehler (PhD), University of Virginia, Charlottesville,VA

205.                    Oleksiy Atramentov,Research Associate, Rutgers U., New Brunswick, NJ

206.                    Shabnam Jabeen, BrownUniversity Providence, RI

207.                    Hatim Hegab, PhysicsDept. Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK

208.                    Subhendu Chakrabarti,State University of New York, Stony Brook

209.                    Alex Melnitchouk, University of Mississippi, University, MS

210.                    Michael Eads,University of Nebraska – Lincoln

211.                    Michael Wang,Unversity of Rochester, Rochester, NY

212.                    Carrie McGivern,University of Kansas

213.                    Diego Menezes,Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.

214.                     Ioannis Katsanos, University of Nebraska -Lincoln

215.                    Trang Hoang, FloridaState University, Tallahassee, IL 

216.                    Sung Woo, Fermilab,Batavia, IL

217.                    Sehwook Lee, IowaState University, Ames, Iowa

218.                    Maiko Takahashi,Fermilab, Batavia, IL

219.                    Dmitry Bandurin,Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

220.                    Leah Welty-Rieger,Northwestern University, Evanston IL

221.                    Amitabha DasUniversity of Arizona

222.                    Xuebing Bu, FermiNational Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL

223.                    Joseph G HaleyNortheastern U Boston, MA

224.                    Bjoern Penning, FermiNational Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL

225.                    Andreas Jung,Fermilab, Batavia, IL

226.                    Daniel Boline , SUNYat Stony Brook, NY

227.                    Mandy Rominsky, FermiNational Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL

228.                    Michelle Prewitt,Rice University, Houston, TX

229.                    Kenneth Herner,University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

230.                    Mark Williams,Fermilab International Fellow, Chicago, Il

231.                    Yunhe Xie, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

232.                    Gabriel Facini,Northeastern University, Boston, MA

233.                    John Backus Mayes, SLAC National AcceleratorLaboratory, Menlo Park, CA

234.                    Harold Nguyen, Univ. of California Riverside, Riverside,CA

235.                    Anton Kravchenko, University of South Carolina, Columbia,SC

236.                    Ryan M White, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

237.                    David Doll, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena,CA

238.                    Bradley Wray, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

239.                    Alexander Rakitin, California Inst. of Technology,Pasadena, CA

240.                    Daniel Chao, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena,CA

241.                    Alexander Palmer, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas,TX

242.                    Gil Vitug, University of California at Riverside,Riverside, CA

243.                    Rajarshi Das, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

244.                    Chih-hsiang Cheng, California Inst. of Technology, SanJose, CA

245.                    Bertrand Echenard, California Inst. of Technology,Pasadena, CA

246.                    Liang Sun, Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

247.                    Ada Rubin, Iowa State University, San Jose, Ca

248.                    Mikhail Dubrovin, SLAC, Menlo Park, CA

249.                    Andy Ruland, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

250.                    Jaclyn Schwehr, Colorado State University, Fort Collins,CO

251.                    Bryan Fulsom, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, MenloPark, CA

252.                    Chris Bouchard; University of Illinois; Urbana, IL

253.                    Daping Du; University of Iowa; Iowa City, IA

254.                    Gordan Krnjaic; Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD

255.                    Tim Linden; University of California at Santa Cruz; SantaCruz, CA

256.                    Mark Mattson, Wayne State University, Detroit MI

257.                    Robert Craig Group, University of Virginia,Charlottesville VA

258.                    Artur Apresian, Caltech, Pasadena CA

259.                    Donatella Toretta, Fermilab, Batavia IL

260.                    Kate Scholberg, Dune University, Durham NC

261.                    Vito Di Benedetto, Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy.

262.                    Eric Feng, University of Chicago, Chicago IL

263.                    Tami Kramer, Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois

264.                    Nicholas Hadley, The University of Maryland, CollegePark, MD

265.                    Paul Sheldon, Vanderbilt Univerisity, Nashville, TN

266.                    Daniela Bortoletto, Purdue University, West Lafayette,Indiana

267.                    Paul Padley, Rice University, Houston, TX.

268.                    Stanley Durkin, Ohio State University, Columbus OH

269.                    Kenneth Bloom, the University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE

270.                    Robert M. Harris, Fermilab, Batavia Illinois

271.                    Luc Demortier, The Rockefeller University, New York,NY

272.                    Greg Landsberg, Brown University, Providence RI

273.                    Tao Han Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

274.                    Manfred Paulini, Carnegie Mellon University,Pittsburgh, PA

275.                    Nikos Varelas, University of Illinois at Chicago,Chicago, Illinois

276.                    Brad Cox, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

277.                    J. William Gary,  University of California,Riverside; Riverside, CA

278.                    Marcus Hohlmann, Florida Institute of Technology,Melbourne, FL

279.                    Daniel Elvira, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

280.                    Jun Miyamoto, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge,LA

281.                    Wesley Smith, U. Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

282.                    Norbert Neumeister, Purdue University, W. Lafayette,IN

283.                    Bruce A. Barnett, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore,MD

284.                    David Saltzberg, UCLA, Los Angeles, California

285.                    Cecilia E. Gerber, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

286.                    Robert Clare, University of California, Riverside,Riverside, CA

287.                    Alan Weinstein, Caltech, Pasadena CA

288.                    Hans P. Paar, University of California, San Diego

289.                    Edwin Norbeck, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

290.                    Claudio Campagnari, University Of California, SantaBarbara, CA

291.                    Yasar Onel, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

292.                    Ren-yuan Zhu, Caltech, Pasadena, CA

293.                    Colin Jessop, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

294.                    Christopher G. Tully, Princeton University, Princeton,NJ

295.                    Marc Baarmand, Florida Institute of Technology,Melbourne, Florida

296.                    Liz Sexton-Kennedy, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

297.                    Dimitri Bourilkov, University of Florida, Gainesville

298.                    Guenakh Mitselmakher, Universtity of Florida,Gainesville, FL

299.                    Yuri Gershtein, Rutgers, Piscataway, NJ

300.                    William T. Ford, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

301.                    Pierre Ramond, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

302.                    Richard Lander, University of California, Davis, DavisCA

303.                    Jim Alexander, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

304.                    Pete Markowitz, Florida International University, Miami,FL

305.                    Frank Wuerthwein, UCSD, La Jolla, CA

306.                    Cecilia Gerber, Univ. of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL

307.                    Mitchell Wayne, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame,IN

308.                    Kaori Maeshima, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

309.                    David Stickland, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

310.                    Peter Elmer, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

311.                    Lothar Bauerdick, Fermi National AcceleratorLaboratory, Batavia, IL

312.                    Michael Murray, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

313.                    Avto Kharchilava, SUNY at Buffalo,, Buffalo, NY

314.                    Igor Vorobiev, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh,PA

315.                    Frank Geurts, Rice University, Houston TX

316.                    Vasken Hagopian, Florida State University,Tallahassee, FL

317.                    Sharon Hagopian,Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

318.                    Stefan M. Spanier, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

319.                    David E. Pellett, University of California, Davis,Davis, CA

320.                    Richard Breedon, University of California, Davis,Davis, CA

321.                    Dick Loveless, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

322.                    Anders Ryd, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

323.                    Vivek Sharma, University of California, San Diego, LaJolla, Ca

324.                    Tim Doody, Fermilab, Batavia IL

325.                    Joe Incandela, UC Santa Barbara, Sanata Barbara, CA

326.                    Stanley J. Brodsky, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

327.                    Douglas Glenzinski, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

328.                    Marj Corcoran, Rice University, Houston, TX

329.                    Duncan Carlsmith, University of Wisconsin-Madison,Madison, WI

330.                    Philip Baringer, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

331.                    Jon A Bakken, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

332.                    Harrison B. Prosper, Florida State University,Tallahassee, FL

333.                    Lawrence Sulak, Boston University, Boston, MA

334.                    Robert Harr, Wayne State University, Detroit MI

335.                    Virgil Barnes,  Purdue University,  WestLafayette, Indiana

336.                    GeorgeAlverson, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

337.                    Dimitri Bourilkov, University of Florida, Gainesville

338.                    Don Reeder, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison,WI

339.                    Michael Schmitt, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

340.                    Kamal K. Seth, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

341.                    André de Gouvêa, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

342.                    Brian Heltsley, Cornell University, Cornell, NY

343.                    Suharyo Sumowidagdo, University of California,Riverside, Riverside CA

344.                    Weimin Wu, Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois

345.                    Andriy Zatserklyaniy, University of Puerto Rico,Mayaguez, Mayaguez, PR

346.                    Philip D. Lawson, Boston University, Boston MA

347.                    Alexei Safonov, Texas A&M University, ColleegStation TX

348.                    Christopher Neu, University of Virginia,Charlottesville, Virginia

349.                    Petar Maksimovic, The Johns Hopkins University,Baltimore, MD

350.                    Keith Ulmer, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

351.                    Selcuk Cihangir, Fermi National AcceleratorLaboratory, Batavia, IL

352.                    William Tanenbaum, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

353.                    Christopher Justus, University of California, SantaBarbara, CA. 

354.                    Edmund Berry, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

355.                    Aran Garcia-Bellido, University of Rochester,Rochester, NY

356.                    Ashish Kumar, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo NY

357.                    Remigius K Mommsen, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

358.                    David Stuart, University of California, Santa Barbara,CA

359.                    Salvatore Rappoccio, Johns Hopkins University,Baltimore, MD

360.                    Tia Miceli, University of California Davis, Davis CA

361.                    Sinjini Sengupta, Texas A&M University, CollegeStation, Texas

362.                    Sorina Popescu,Fermilab,Batavia IL

363.                    Andrew Askew, Florida State University, Tallahassee,FL

364.                    Frank Chlebana, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

365.                    Nhan Tran, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

366.                    Ted Kolberg, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

367.                    Julia Yarba, Fermilab, Batavia IL

368.                    Kirk Arndt, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

369.                    Jeffrey Temple, University of Maryland, College Park,MD

370.                    Robert L Stone, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

371.                    Aram Avetisyan, Brown University, Providence, RI

372.                    Dorian Kcira, California Institute of Technology,Pasadena, CA

373.                    Valentin Kuznetsov, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

374.                    Nancy Marinelli, Univ. of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, IN

375.                    Jacob Anderson, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

376.                    Seth Cooper, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

377.                    Andres Florez, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

378.                    Yuriy Pischalnikov, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

379.                    Seema Sharma, Fermilab, Batavia IL

380.                    Alexi Mestvirishvili, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

381.                    Yuyi Guo, Fermilab, Batavia IL

382.                    Jorge L. Rodriguez, Florida International University,Miami, Florida

383.                    Oliver Gutsche, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

384.                    Jeffrey Kolb, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

385.                    Steve Nahn, MIT, Cambridge, MA

386.                    Francisco Yumiceva, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

387.                    Roy Joaquin Montalvo, Texas A&M University,College Station, TX

388.                    Victor Yarba, Fermilab,, Batavia, IL

389.                    Steven Lowette, UCSB, Santa Barbara, California

390.                    Igor Vodopiyanov, Florida Institute ofTechnology,Melbourne, FL

391.                    James Zabel, Rice University, Houston, TX

392.                    Yuriy Pakhotin, Texas A&M University, CollegeStation, TX

393.                    Jason Gilmore, Texas A&M University, CollegeStation, TX

394.                    Weiren Chou, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

395.                    J. Kandaswamy, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory,Stanford, CA

396.                    Jordan M. Tucker, University of California, LosAngeles, Los Angeles, CA

397.                    Hongxuan Liu, Baylor University, Waco, TX

398.                    Christoph Paus, MIT, Cambridge, MA

399.                    Armando LANARO, University of Wisconsin, Madison,Wisconsin

400.                    Tiesheng Dai, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,Michigan

401.                    Chi M. Lei, Fermilab, Batavia, IL

402.                    George S.F. Stephans, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts

403.                    Ye Li, Northwestern University, Evanston IL

404.                    Will Flanagan, Texas A&M University, CollegeStation, TX

405.                    James Gainer, Northwestern University, Evanston IL

406.                    Kunal Kumar, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

407.                    Bernadette Heyburn, University of Colorado, Boulder,CO

408.                    Don Summers, University ofMississippi, Oxford, MS

409.                    Eric Vaandering, Fermilab, Batavia IL

410.                    Dimitris Varouchas, LBNL, Berkeley, CA

411.                    Burton DeWilde, Stony BrookUniversity, Stony Brook, NY

412.                    Josh Cogan, SLAC/Stanford, Palo Alto, CA (voter inIndianland, SC)

413.                    M. Saleem, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

414.                    Paul Jackson, SLAC/Stanford University, Menlo Park, CA

415.                    Devin Harper, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

416.                    Mark Oreglia, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

417.                    Darren Price, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

418.                    Kevin Finelli, Duke University, Durham, NC

419.                    John Stupak, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

420.                    James Degenhardt, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,PA

421.                    Dilip Jana, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

422.                    Krzysztof Sliwa, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

423.                    Hayes Dee Meritt, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

424.                    Steven Farrell, University of California, Irvine, CA

425.                    Joseph Tuggle, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

426.                    Tetteh Addy, Hampton University, Hampton, VA

427.                    Lashkar Kashif, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

428.                    Ning Zhou, University of California, Irvine, CA

429.                    Seth Zenz, University of California, Berkeley, CA

430.                    Michael Werth, University of California, Irvine, CA

431.                    Jianrong Deng, University California, Irvine, CA

432.                    Dominick Olivito, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,PA

433.                    Joshua Moss, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

434.                    Zachary Marshall, graduate of Calech, Malibu, CA

435.                    Andrew Nelson, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

436.                    Tim Andeen, Columbia University, New York, NY

437.                    Anton Kravchenko, University of South Carolina, Columbia,SC.

438.                    Robert Calkins, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

439.                    Caleb Lampen, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

440.                    Kevin Slagle, University of California, Irvine, CA

441.                    Louise Skinnari, University of California, Berkeley, CA

442.                    Fayez Mahmoud Abu-Ajamieh,Northern Illinois University,Dekalb, IL

443.                    Lauren Tompkins, University of California, Berkeley, CA

444.                    Kevin O’Connell, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

445.                    Maxwell I. Scherzer, University of California, Berkeley, CA

446.                    Danial Slichter, University of California, Berkeley, CA

447.                    Woochun Park, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

448.                    Jae Jun Kim, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

449.                    Matthew Relich, University of California, Irvine, CA

450.                    Scott Aefsky, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

451.                    Reza AmirArjomand, University of California, Irvine, CA

452.                    Shannon MacKenzie, University of Louisville, Louisville KY

453.                    Fabien Tarrade, Brookhaven National Lab, Upton, NY

454.                    Chad Suhr, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

455.                    Xin Qian, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

456.                    JedrzejBiesiada, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

457.                    Corrinne mills, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

458.                    Brokk Toggerson, University of California, Irvine, CA

459.                    Stephanie Majewski, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton,NY

460.                    Rajivalochan Subramaniam, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston,LA

461.                    Andre M. Bach, UC Berkeley&Lawrence Berkeley NationalLab, Berkeley, CA

462.                    Harinder Singh Bawa, California State University, Fresno, CA

463.                    Hideki Okawa, University of California, Irvine, CA

464.                    Zhen Yan, Boston University, Boston, MA

465.                    Robert Harrington, Boston University, Boston, MA

466.                    Emily Thompson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

467.                    Christopher K. Vermilion, University of Louisville,Louisville, KY

468.                    William Edson, State University of New York at Albany,Albany, NY

469.                    William S. Lockman, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA95064

470.                    Dmitri Smirnov, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY

471.                    James Saxon, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

472.                    Matthew Hickman, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,PA

473.                    Kurt Brendlinger, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,PA

474.                    Bradley Dober, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

475.                    Alex Long, Boston University, Boston, MA

476.                    Chris Potter, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

477.                    Peter Radloff, University of Oregon, Eugene OR

478.                    W. Thomas Meyer, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

479.                    Usha Mallik, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

480.                    Igor Gorelov, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

481.                    Simona Malace, Jefferson Lab, Newport News, VA

482.                    German Colón, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

483.                    Therese Jones, University of California, Berkeley, CA

484.                    Jessica Metcalfe, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

485.                    Anze Slosar, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton NY 

486.                    Sarah Newman,University of California, Berkeley, CA

487.                    Shirley Ho, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley,CA

488.                    Kyoko Yamamoto, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

489.                    Eyal Kazin, New York University, New York, NY

490.                    Alexander Tuna, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

491.                    Regina Caputo, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

492.                    Tommaso Dorigo, INFN Padova,Italy

493.                    Alfred Goshaw, Duke University, Durham, NC