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Happy Holidays from all of us at the Center for Bright Beams!
In this festive season, let's celebrate the togetherness that makes this time of year special. In the realm of science, where individual achievements often take precedence, it's crucial to recognize the profound impact of collaboration.
s for so many people, 2022 has been a year of celebrating togetherness in CBB. For the first time since 2019, CBB met in person for our annual meeting and Symposium.  Gathered on the lovely UCLA campus, we shared our ideas, built relationships, and communed as a team.  We stayed safe, thanks to masking and lots of time outdoors, and it felt very, very good to be together again.
I’m always impressed by the accomplishments of CBB students and postdocs, and as illustrated on p. 5 of this Newsletter, they are taking their scientific and collaborative skills to national labs, industry, and universities. 
October 13, 2020
Recent months have been exciting ones at CBB. First, NSF has selected CBB for a second 5-year award for 2021 - 2026, allowing us to further advance our research and education. This marvelous outcome recognizes CBB’s strong record of accomplishment in its first four years and its promise for the future. Go Beam Team!
May 18, 2020
For sure, CBB has felt COVID-19’s impact. The hardest hit are our experimenters, and because our research is highly interdependent we are all affected by the loss of their observations. Nevertheless, I am impressed by CBB drive during this time - we are making progress and our discussions are as lively as ever. Indeed, if there are future health crises, CBB discoveries may help find a cure.
CBB is entering an important moment — our renewal for a second five year period. This has come quickly, as it feels like CBB, which is now starting its fourth year, has only just begun.