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from the ALD
By Steve Vigdor
Planning for RHIC Run 9: Although there is still much uncertainty concerning the federal budget for FY2009, we have to develop a tentative schedule and plans for the next RHIC run. I want to bring you up to date on our planning, so that you can adjust your own plans for completing shutdown work and travel to BNL accordingly. Iíll also take the opportunity of this column to inform you about some other recent events concerning RHIC. More...
Maintenance and Operations
By Paul Sampson
Planning and execution of shutdown work in the Collider-Accelerator Department complex has been reorganized 3 years ago by emphasizing central coordination. The system in place is modeled after the one used for scheduled maintenance days during the run, which has shown clear positive results over the past few years. The system is proving its value not only in for recording and sharing information on shutdown activities, but also in increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the scheduled work, as exemplified by the improved smoothness in the transition from shutdown to operations in the past few runs. With the end of the shutdown for FY08 nearing and preparation work for the upcoming run in sight, a review of the ongoing activities is in order. More...
Short news items of interest to the RHIC/AGS community. This week: LHC Shutdown, RHIC in the LHC Era, and Sorensen Awarded Valley Prize. More...