Nora Norvell is part of the Accelerator Operations and Safety Division at SLAC
National Accelerator Laboratory. SLAC operators a 2 mile long accelerator facility that gets used by
researchers from all over the world. The current program, the Linear Coherent Light Source (LCLS), uses
high energy electrons from the accelerator to make an x-ray laser beam which has applications in biology,
chemistry, physics and material science research. Her group staffs the accelerator control room 24/7 and run
the control system for the facility program. They are the first line of defense for machine trouble shooting and
work with many different groups around the lab to run the machine program. Nora joined the operations staff in 2014
after getting her bachelors in physics in 2013.