Monday, January 28, 2013
High Energy Physics Seminar
Robert Tschirhart, Fermilab
Project-X" is a US led initiative with strong international
participation that aims to realize a next generation proton accelerator
complex that will dramatically extend the reach of Intensity Frontier
research. The state of the art in Super-Conducting RF has advanced to a
point where it can be considered and implemented as the core enabling
technology for a next generation multi-megawatt proton source--reliably
delivering unprecedented beam power at duty factors ranging from 0.001% to
100% . The base Super-Conducting RF technology also supports flexible
beam-timing configurations among simultaneous experiments, allowing a
broad range of experiments to develop and operate in parallel. The US
Department Of Energy Office of High Energy Physics and its advisory bodies
have recognized this potential and are supporting R&D for Project-X that
could lead to a construction start as early as 2017.
Project-X will provide multi-megawatt proton beams from the Fermilab
Main Injector over the energy range 60-120 GeV simultaneous with
multi-megawatt protons beams 1-3 GeV (kinetic) with very flexible
beam-timing characteristics as well as substantial beam power at 8 GeV.
The Project-X particle physics research program includes world leading
sensitivity in long-baseline and short-baseline neutrino experiments, a
rich program of ultra-rare muon and kaon decays and opportunities for
next-generation electric dipole moment experiments and other
nuclear/particle physics probes that reach far beyond the Standard Model.
Project X also provides an opportunity to advance nuclear energy research
and material science studies. These research opportunities and the
potential for collaboration will be presented and discussed.