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Title: Yet Another Report from DOE Office of High Energy Physics

Yet Another Report from DOE Office of High Energy
  • Presented to SLUO 2006
  • _at_SLAC
  • September 10, 2006
  • Dr. Robin Staffin
  • Associate Director of Science for High Energy
  • DOE

  • As in human history, one cannot know the future
    with certainty, but it is important to know the
    Times, and its opportunities
  • War or Peace
  • Economic Boom or Depression
  • Cultural Renaissance or Dark Ages
  • Particle Physics is entering the age of the
  • The reigning theory (standard model) is as
    precise as it is incomplete.
  • How the weak and electromagnetic forces unify is
    a mystery
  • but the consequences are likely dramatic. We are
    poised for great discovery.
  • Dark Energy Dark Matter what are they, and how
    (do?) they relate to the Terascale?
  • Neutrinos what are they telling us?

Todays Major ToolsCurrently Running U.S. HEP
Accelerator Experiments
B-factory at SLAC
Neutrinos _at_ MINOS
Tevatron at Fermilab
Tomorrows Major Tool
The DOE HEP program request for FY 2007
  • Overall HEP budget and priorities in FY 2007
  • Tevatron and B-factory supported for full
    scheduled Ops
  • LHC Support (Ops and Computing) up 8 as
    construction completes
  • Core research program at the universities (6)
    and laboratories (2) increased
  • Initiatives for the future of HEP
  • ILC RD doubled (30M?60M)
  • Dark Energy RD significantly increased.
  • Start of new neutrino experiments
  • Electron Neutrino Appearance Experiment (EvA)
  • Reactor Neutrino Detector
  • Investment in long-term accelerator RD increased
  • Congressional Reaction to Administration request
  • House
  • Senate Appropriations Committee

Supporting the transition HEP budget up 8 in
the FY2007 Request.
  • International Linear Collider RD Request
    Doubled (30M to 60M)
  • Full operations at Fermilab Tevatron and SLAC B
  • Preparing for LHC operations
  • Detector commissioning/computers/software up 5
    in FY2007
  • US participation up CMS at 30 US. ATLAS
  • Dark Energy funding up significantly by 10M
    from 3M.
  • Advanced Accelerator RD 28M -gt 33M
  • Core research program at the universities up 5.
  • Preliminary engineering design for an Electron
    Neutrino Appearance experiment at Fermilab
  • Congressional Reaction to Administration request
  • House
  • Senate Appropriations Committee

High Energy Physics FY 2007 Budget Request
  • To support a U.S. leadership role in this
    coordinated international effort, DOE is
    requesting a doubling the ILC RD budget in
    FY2007 Presidents Request (30M?60M)
  • Would enables significant progress on all major
  • Begins industrialization of key components so
    that U.S. industry can get up to speed and
    successfully compete for contracts if ILC is
  • Includes detector RD funding (a change from
    previous years)
  • This is a major step forward for the ILC effort,
    although it is NOT yet
  • Approval of construction, or engineering design
  • Our goal for the RD program at this stage is to
    provide solid technical, cost and schedule
    information to governments for a decision on ILC
    construction around the end of the decade.

Core Research
  • We are supporting core experimental and
    theoretical research at labs and universities to
    maintain approximately the FY 2006
    level-of-effort, or slightly above
  • University-based physics research up 6 overall
  • Lab-based physics research up 2 overall
  • Goals
  • To maintain strong participation in the Tevatron,
    B-factory and LHC physics programs
  • To help support research activities associated
    with new initiatives such as ILC RD, neutrinos,
    dark energy, and dark matter.
  • Also includes ongoing (unchanged from FY06) HEP
    contributions to the cross-cutting SciDAC program
    and the Lattice QCD IT investment, joint with
    Nuclear Physics.

Accelerator RD
  • In addition to increases in ILC RD, there is in
    the FY2007 request an additional significant
    increase (5M, or 18) in the long-range RD
    program that supports fundamental research into
    the physics of beams and accelerator technologies
    (accelerator science)
  • The goal is to enable the restoration of the
    accelerator science research program to the level
    needed to support long-term RD on new particle
    acceleration techniques and technologies, such
  • Novel particle acceleration concepts
  • New superconductors and their application
  • Very high gradient accelerating structures
  • Advanced beam instrumentation
  • Theory and simulation of beams
  • User facilities to test these concepts
  • Advice from the community (e.g., J. Marx AARD
    panel) provides needed input for developing this

Advisory Committees -- Our Scientific Anchor
  • EPP2010 National Academy Study
  • Provides and broadly underpins a strategic future
    for US High Energy Physics. This study broke real
  • High Energy Physics Panel (HEPAP) reporting to
    DOE and NSF
  • Expanded to 25 members, with members from Europe
    and Asia
  • Weve put HEPAP to work
  • P5 doing a budget-based roadmap, in the strategic
    context of EPP2010. Awaiting the first roadmap
    report, due shortly.
  • Scientific Assessment Groups (SAGs)
  • Neutrino SAG (NuSAGi)
  • Dark Matter SAG underway.
  • Dark Energy Task Force reported out.
  • Advanced Accelerator RD Subpanel reported out.
  • University Subpanel
  • HEPAP ILC/LHC Synergy Study Exploring the
    Quantum Universe, as well as key input to EPP2010

Our panels, as a matter of policy, now include as
full members, leading scientists from Europe and
US High Energy Physics at a Crossroads
  • Is there, will there be, a community-wide vision?
  • EPP2010 and P5 roadmap as the basis for a broad
  • The stronger the consensus, the better chance we
    have at achieving our goals.
  • If it business as usual, every experiment for
    itself, these chances will diminish significantly
    and rapidly.
  • Most of these proposed experiments require
    significant, large resources but the science can
    be exciting for a broad audience, and will likely
    be of great historical significance.
  • What do you want the long-term future of US
    particle physics to be, and what are you willing
    to do to promote a common vision?

Secretary of Energy Bodman at Fermilab, April 7
  • Your work over the decades has led to great
    science, to breakthrough concepts, and to the
    United States unquestioned leadership in
    physics. And it has benefited our nation in many
    ways. The President recognizes the contribution
    that fundamental research makes to our nation,
    particularly to our economic competitiveness and
    to our quality of life as Americans.
  • I fully support the possibility of bringing the
    International Linear Collider to this Lab. There
    are a great many difficult steps that will be
    needed for this to occur. This audience
    understands better than I just what those steps
    are and how difficult they will be. But it is a
    goal worth fighting for. This may turn out to be
    the most profound new science that we will be
    seeing in our lifetime.