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Cablegate: Country Clearance Granted for Doe/Nnsa/Dptrav

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UNCLAS MADRID 002394

SIPDIS

DOE/LANL FOR DANIEL DURAN
DOE/NNSA FOR CHERYL DOBBS

E.O.12958: N/A
TAGS: ENRG TRGY KSCA OTRA SP
SUBJECT: COUNTRY CLEARANCE GRANTED FOR DOE/NNSA/DPTRAV
BALATSKY

REF: SECSTATE 134594

1.POST WELCOMES AND GRANTS CLEARANCE TO MR. ALEXANDER V
BALATSKY, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY TO TRAVEL TO SPAIN ON JULY 11
AND DEPART POST JULY 16, 2004. TRAVELER WILL PRESENT WORK
DONE IN T-11 AND MST-10 ON SUPERCONDUCTIVITY IN CORRELATED
SYSTEMS, WHERE HE WILL PRESENT AND ABSTRACT ENTITLED
"INELASTIC TUNELING SPECTROSCOPY IN D-WAVE SUPERCONDUCTORS
AND BOSONIC SPECTRAL FUNCTION EXTRACTION" IN SITGES, SPAIN.

2.CONTACT PERSON DAY: PROFESSOR BANSIL, NORTHWESTERN
UNIVERSITY, TEL: 34-938-110170. CONTACT PERSON EVEING:
PASSEIG DE LA RIVERA, SITGES TEL: 34-938-110170. NO EMBASSY
ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED.

3.VISITORS ARE REMINDED THAT BEARERS OF DIPLOMATIC AND
OFFICIAL PASSPORTS COMING TO SPAIN ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS NEED
TO OBTAIN A SPANISH VISA PRIOR TO THEIR ARRIVAL.

4.IN GENERAL, SPAIN IS SAFE. HOWEVER, MADRID AND OTHER
LARGE CITIES IN SPAIN ATTRACT A NUMBER OF CRIMINALS AND
PICKPOCKETS AND FREQUENT INCIDENTS OF CRIMES OF OPPORTUNITY
AGAINST THE UNWARY OCCUR. CARRY ONLY ESSENTIAL ITEMS,
INCLUDING A PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR PASSPORT. VISITORS CAN
PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM CRIME BY BEING STREET-SMART, ALERT,
AND AWARE OF THEIR SURROUNDINGS. IN THE EVENT YOU ARE
VICTIMIZED BY CRIME, OR EXPERIENCE ANY OTHER SECURITY-
RELATED INCIDENT, PLEASE CONTACT THE EMBASSY'S REGIONAL
SECURITY OFFICE AT (91) 587-2550. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
REGARDING SAFETY AND SECURITY IN SPAIN IS AVAILABLE ON THE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE'S WEBSITE (HTTP://WWW.STATE.GOV).

5.TRAVELERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW THE MOST RECENT
WORLDWIDE CAUTION ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE. AS THE
DEPARTMENT OF STATE CONTINUES TO DEVELOP INFORMATION ON ANY
POTENTIAL SECURITY THREATS TO AMERICANS OVERSEAS, IT SHARES
CREDIBLE THREAT INFORMATION THROUGH ITS CONSULAR INFORMATION
PROGRAM DOCUMENTS, AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT
HTTP://TRAVEL/STATE.GOV. IN ADDITION TO INFORMATION ON THE
INTERNET, U.S. TRAVELERS CAN HEAR RECORDED INFORMATION BY
CALLING THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AT 202-
647-5225 FROM THEIR TOUCH-TONE TELEPHONE, OR RECEIVE
INFORMATION BY AUTOMATED TELEFAX BY DIALING 202-647-3000
FROM THEIR FAX MACHINE.
ARGYROS

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