Stuart Henderson

Associate Directorfor AcceleratorsStuart Henderson While the high-energy physics community focuses on the 10- to 20-year plan for the field in the P5 planning process, we find ourselves quite busy in the here-and-now delivering on our commitments to our user community. With the completion of the long accelerator shutdown in early September — the most substantial reconfiguration of the Fermilab accelerator complex since the Main Injector was built — the Accelerator Division has been focusing on recommissioning the machines to increase…

Stuart Henderson On Thursday the laboratory presented to our staff and users its plan for providing megawatt proton beams to the neutrino program at Fermilab. We will present this plan formally to the P5 advisory panel in the meeting at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Monday. Over the last two months, the accelerator sector has worked diligently to develop and document a cost-effective concept, named Proton Improvement Plan-II, or PIP-II, that will make Fermilab the best in the world for accelerator-based…

Stuart Henderson For nine days over the last two weeks, nearly 700 physicists from almost 100 universities and laboratories in the United States, as well as colleagues from Europe, Japan and other laboratories from around the world, gathered in Minneapolis for the final meeting of the 2013 Snowmass Community Summer Study, which kicked off with a meeting at Fermilab last October. Jim Siegrist, associate director for High Energy Physics in the DOE Office of Science, as well as several other…