Fermilab AAAS/AAPT

AAAS Session: The Future of U.S. Accelerator Science

Friday, Feb 13, 2009, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


The symposium and subsequent panel discussion is designed to present an overall view of the new developments in accelerator science and the exciting possibilities for a number of fields, as well as resources needed for the future of U.S. accelerator science. In the discussion, the panel will cover the lack of an integrated U.S. plan for new facilities, possible gaps in funding and work-force development, and possible methods of partnership in funding the whole life cycle of a facility, given the multidisciplinary and multi-agency nature of the facilities and their uses. Accelerators are playing an increasingly bigger role in the breakthrough science of high-energy physics and cosmology as well as multidisciplinary science.


Accelerator Science and Training of Scientists in U.S. Universities

Speaker: Maury Tigner, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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Accelerators and Their Uses and Spinoffs for Multiple Fields

Speaker: Arthur Bienenstock, Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Much of the U.S. accelerator physics research has been motivated and supported by the nation’s high energy and nuclear physics programs. That research has, however, impacted many other endeavors significantly. These include the development of synchrotron radiation and the radiological treatment of tumors. These impacts, as well as possible future uses, will be discussed.

Advanced Alternative and Future Accelerator Technologies

Speaker: James Rosenzweig, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

[Summary not available.]

Support for Accelerators and for Accelerator R&D in DOE's Office of Science

Discussant:Patricia Dehmer, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC

[Summary not available.]

The Future of US Accelerator Science – Comments from NSF

Discussant:Tony Chan, National Science Foundation

[Summary not available.]


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