Nov 29 2005

Physics Advisory Committee


December 8-10, 2005







            At this meeting, we will be considering one proposal and reviewing the collider physics research programs at Fermilab.


P-954  (Nakaya/Wascko)  "Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam"


            A proposal (P-954) has been received to bring the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam (BNB).  The proposal involves using existing detectors and assembling a muon range detector in a new detector enclosure.  The costs and enclosure, while modest, do involve civil construction.  Prior to the PAC Meeting, a Director's Review of the proposal was held, and comments and recommendations were received from the reviewers.  All the materials from the review have been made available to the PAC.


            We would like the PAC to consider the proposal, and a written recommendation on the proposal is requested.


Physics Programs at Colliders


            The Tevatron Collider luminosity has been above the design expectations over the past year, with excellent prospects for continued performance expansion in the future.  CDF and DZero have continued to collect data, both now having recorded data from significantly over 1 fb-1 of integrated luminosity.  The experiments have been asked to present a review of the status of their physics analyses from this data, and their prospects for the future - both in terms of physics reach and their organization to optimize their use of the data.  Much of this was presented to P5 recently.  We would welcome your observations on these efforts.


            The CMS experiment is completing construction of their detector and computing components and approaching the advent of data at a new, higher energy frontier.  Preparations are being made to assure rapid availability of physics results.  We have asked that the full range of current efforts be reviewed, and would welcome your observations on these efforts.


            Beyond the LHC physics program, Fermilab is increasing its efforts towards the ILC and its physics.  One part of this is our contributions to ILC detector R&D.  You will hear about the plans on this latter effort, and we seek your comments on these plans.


The Fermilab Physics Program


            There will be a discussion of the overall Fermilab physics program, its shape and its outlook.  The PAC is asked to comment.