ORG Stanford Linear Accelerator Title BIO Les Cottrell left the University of Manchester, England in 1967 with a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics to pursue fame and fortune on the Left Coast of the U.S.A. He joined SLAC as a research physicist in High Energy Physics, focusing on real-time data acquisition and analysis in the Nobel prize winning group that discovered the quark. In 1972/3, he spent a year's leave of absence as a visiting scientists at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and in 1979/80 at the IBM U.K. Laboratories at Hursley, England, where he obtained United States Patent 4,688,181 for a a dynamic graphical cursor. He was the U.S. leader of the effort that, in 1994, resulted in the first Internet connection to mainland China. He is currently the Assistant Director of the SLAC Computing Services group and leads the computer networking and telecommunications areas. He is also a member of the Energy Sciences Network Site Coordinating Committee (ESCC), the chairman of the ESnet Network Monitoring Task Force, and is an active member of working groups in the Global Grid Forum, the Internet 2 End-to-end Perfomance Initiative and the Particle Physics Data Grid. He is the Principal Investigator for the DoE sponsored Internet End-to-end Performance Monitoring (IEPM) project.
- Spring 2007 Internet2 Member Meeting
- Fall 2005 Internet2 Member Meeting
- Spring 2005 Internet2 Member Meeting
- Fall 2001 Internet2 Member Meeting