What to do from 2009 to ILC… March 7, 2007Posted by apetrov in Particle Physics, Physics, Science.
Today, directors of both US particle physics labs (SLAC and Fermilab) responded to the question posed by Undersecretary Ray Orbach (see here) during the last High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) meeting: what should US experimental particle physics do if the linear collider’s construction is delayed until mid-2020’s? SLAC is sticking to its guns and supports ILC R&D . This is understandable, as it appears that SLAC is poised to leave accelerator-based high energy physics research once BaBar stops taking data. Fermilab’s director decided to form a commitee (see here). At the and of the day, “…the strategic plan that Fermilab will develop in partnership with the HEP community will propose to HEPAP, P5 and the DOE a robust program of accelerator-based particle physics during the next two to three decades with the intent to maximize the potential for major discovery during that period.”
Hmmm…. top-quark factory at FNAL with a detector built out of CDF and D0? All neutrino experiments one can propose? Will see…