APAC members and an APAC Chair are appointed by the ATF Scientific Program (SP) Director for five-year terms, with approximately one third of the members rotating off and being replaced every two years. APAC is composed of six to seven scientists knowledgeable in the areas of research relevant to the ATF scientific programs. The APAC Chair may engage ad hoc consultants as needed to handle specific proposals falling outside the expertise of the PAC. Such consultants may be engaged through either mail-in or in-person participation. Alternatively, the APAC Chair may designate a subpanel charged specifically with reviewing technical or commercial-use proposals.
In general, APAC will meet annually in conjunction with the ATF User Meetings. The SP Director, in consultation with the chair of the APAC, may call additional PAC meetings as necessary. Before each meeting, the SP Director may outline a specific charge to the APAC and the advice sought from the APAC.
Sensitive deliberations of the APAC are confidential. The output of the APAC will consist of a confidential report of their findings and recommendations conveyed in a written report submitted by the APAC Chair to the SP Director shortly after each APAC meeting. Based on the APAC report and in consultation with the ATF Director, the SP Director will make recommendations on the ATF user experiment program and policies and forward them, along with the APAC report, to the ATF Director, the Collider Accelerator Department Chair, and the BNL ALD for High Energy and Nuclear Physics.
Last Modified: January 05, 2015