Physics Department Meeting June 19, 2008. Safety items: Mike Zarcone DOE Emergency Management Audit next week Department news Budget update Looking ahead Q & A. Welcome to our new Department members. RHIC/ATLAS Computing: Kunal Shroff Lattice Gauge Theory: Chuan Miao
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Physics Department Meeting
June 19, 2008
Welcome to our new Department members
RHIC/ATLAS Computing: Kunal Shroff
Lattice Gauge Theory: Chuan Miao
RBRC Spin Group: Kieran Boyle
STAR computing group: Matthew Ahrenstein
Bob Palmer elected to National Academy of Sciences
Daya Bay Experiment
Successful review for DOE “Critical Decision 3”
U.S. ATLAS Construction Project
Critical Decision 4b achieved
Construction is complete; operations begun
Analysis Jamboree, 12/07
Waiting for beam!
On the Budget Front…
The FY 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill was not good for science.
The President’s Request for FY 2009 is very good, but will almost certainly not be realized.
Physics Dept. funds
Budget projections for the remainder of this fiscal year (through September) are in the RED.
You can help: Please try to reduce your vacation carry-over as much as possible.
RHIC has high priority in DOE/NSF NSAC 2007Long Range Plan: ~40% of DOE investment in Nuclear Physics
Complete the upgrades of PHENIX, STAR, RCF for RHIC II science capability.
Maintain BNL’s forefront role in heavy ion and spin research.
Maintain the BNL research groups’s successful host roles in experimental operations at RHIC.
Establish an intellectual base at RHIC for the development of eRHIC science.
Long Term Vision for BNL High Energy Physics
BNL’s plans are very well aligned with the priorities of the new DOE “P5” Long Range Plan.
The Intensity Frontier:
The Cosmic Frontier:
New: Department Safety
RACF Expansion: in progress
High on our priorities:
Refurbish the Large Seminar room
Repair our dismal front entrance
There are longer term plans taking shape for major renovation of building 510.
DOE Strategic Laboratory Infrastructure Initiative
0 150 300 600
BNL Site Core 2018
Refurbishments-SLI IGPP DMR
E. CENTRAL CHILLED WATER
G. NSLS-II HOUSING
H. MAILROOM/ POST OFFICE
B. MATERIALS HANDLING
C. MAIN GATE/ ENTRY ROAD/
D. SUPPORT OFFICE BUILDING
1. INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE PH I
2. RENOVATE SCIENCE LABS PH II
3. INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE PH II
4. SUPPORT SHOPS COMPLEX
5. UTILITIES IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (NOT SHOWN)
6. CENTRAL COMPUTING BUILDING
7. RENOVATE SCIENCE LABS III
New Buildings & Additions IGPP
New Buildings-NY State Financed
New Buildings-Program Funded
New Buildings-Alt. Financed Funded