Fermilab posts latest Physics Advisory Committee report

The Fermilab Physics Advisory Committee met from June 4 to 8 to review proposals and other aspects of the Fermilab science program.

The meeting’s main emphasis was on one proposal, one Letter of Intent and one Expression of Interest submitted to the laboratory before the meeting:

  • nuSTORM – Neutrinos from STORed Muons (P-1028). Contact person: Alan Bross.
  • A Drell-Yan experiment with a polarized proton target (P-1039). Spokespersons: Andi Klein, Xiaodong Jiang.
  • Expression of Interest: Coherent Elastic Neutrino Nucleus Scattering (P-1040). Spokesperson: Jong Hee Yoo.

The charge to the committee and its comments and recommendations are now available.

Based on the PAC recommendations, the Fermilab director has given nuSTORM Stage 1 approval and, contingent upon funding from the DOE Office of Nuclear Physics, has also given Stage 1 approval to the Drell-Yan experiment with a polarized target.

The PAC is composed of senior scientists from universities and high-energy physics laboratories in the United States and abroad. It is a major source of advice to the director about the future direction of Fermilab’s experiments and programs. Ever since Fermilab’s early days, the PAC’s recommendations and comments have offered insight into opportunities and issues important to members of the laboratory community.

“One thing our community is not short of is ideas,” said PAC Secretary Steve Geer. “This makes our PAC meetings interesting and promises an exciting future.”