Fermilab releases long-range accelerator schedule

The Program Planning Office released the laboratory’s new draft schedule for accelerator experiments recently. The new schedule comes following the decision on the schedule for the upcoming long accelerator shutdown.

The new proposed schedule, which stretches to 2015, shows a shutdown of the accelerator complex to begin at the end of April, and last for about eleven months for an upgrade of the proton source and change of the configuration of the NuMI beam for NOvA and other NuMI experiments.

Both the long-range schedule and a two-year, near-term schedule are available on the Fermilab program planning website.