DOE RHIC S&T Review

22-24 July 2009

 Agenda

 

Wednesday, 22 July 2009, Berkner Hall, Room B

08:30 DOE Executive session  
09:00 Welcome S. Aronson
09:10 ALD Overview
  • FY09 highlights and personnel changes
  • Vision & strategic plans
  • Overview of RHIC ops: science and priorities
  • 200 and 500 GeV spin program & issues
  • Response to previous S&T recommendations
  • S. Vigdor (25+15)
    09:50 PHENIX
  • New results and accomplishments
  • Plans for accommodating increased luminosity
  • Update on efficiency of detector ops.
  • Plans for future running; how will VTX be exploited to deliver physics?
  • B. Jacak (25+15)
    10:30 Break  
    10:45 STAR
  • New results and accomplishments
  • Plans for accommodating increased luminosity
  • Update on efficiency of detector ops.
  • Plans for future running; how will TOF be exploited to deliver physics?
  • N. Xu (25+15)
    11:25 Experiment Operations
  • Status of detector upgrades and impact of ARRA funds
  • BNL management oversight of upgrades
  • RCF status
  • Reorganization of research groups
  • T. Ludlam (25+15)
    12:05 Lunch and DOE Executive Session  
    13:40 C-AD Operations Overview
  • Status & performance of RHIC
  • Plans & performance projections; impact of EBIS on operations
  • Cost drivers and cost savings for RHIC ops.
  • Issues from Run 9 and RHIC Retreat
  • D. Lowenstein (25+15)
    14:20 RHIC Performance Evolution
  • Progress on luminosity upgrades and impact of ARRA funds
  • Strategies for polarized beam improvements
  • Critical point energy scan
  • R&D plans and issues
  • T. Roser (25+15)
    15:00 Break  
    15:20 Planning for Electron Ion Collider [ppt]
  • Progress on science case
  • Design considerations for 1st stage eRHIC
  • EIC Advisory Committee recommendations
  • Targeted LDRD program
  • E. Aschenauer (25+15)
    16:00 DOE Executive Session  
    18:00 Questions for BNL: Homework  

    Thursday, July 23, 2009

    Breakout Sessions 09:00 – 12:30

    DOE Lunch and Executive Session 12:30- 14:00

    Plenary Session 14:00

    Breakout Session A: Accelerator Operations and Infrastructure, Berkner Hall, Room C

    09:00 Stochastic Cooling Progress M. Brennan (20+10)
    09:30 Electron Lens Development W. Fischer (20+10)
    10:00 Accelerator Design and R&D for eRHIC: Focus on New Developments Since Last Year. V. Litvinenko (25+10)
    10:35 Break  
    10:55 ERL and SRF Progress I. Ben-Zvi (20+10)
    11:25 Infrastructure Upgrade Plans for Accelerator Complex J. Tuozzolo (20+10)
    11:55 Discussion  
    12:25 Lunch and DOE Executive Session  

    Breakout Session B: Detectors & Scientific Program, Berkner Hall, Room B

    09:00 Detector Upgrade Status E. O’Brien (30+10)
    09:40 RCF Operations, Plans and Issues M. Ernst (20+10)
    10:10 RHIC Polarimetry Status and Issues Y. Makdisi (20+10)
    10:40 Break  
         
    11:00 Productivity of the BNL PHENIX Group D. Morrison (20+10)
    11:30 Productivity of the BNL STAR Group J. Dunlop (20+10)
    12:00 Discussion  
    12:30 Lunch and DOE Executive Session  

     

     

    Plenary Session, Berkner Hall, Room B

    14:00 Answers to "Homework" Assignments I

    Answers to "Homework" Assignments II

    S. Vigdor (25+5)
    14:30 STAR TPC Review Report J. Thomas (20+10)
    15:00 Integrating Safety Management in the RHIC Program E. Lessard (15+5)
    15:20 RHIC Users Presentation J. Sowinski (15+5)
    15:50 DOE Executive Session  
    18:00 Additional Questions for RHIC Management  

     

     

    Friday, July 24, 2009

    08:30 Questions and Answers with Laboratory Management

    09:30 DOE executive session and report writing

    13:00 Close out

    13:30 Adjourn

     

     

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