2013 News Archive

MAP Reviews

Posted: 12/09/2013

Upcoming MAP Reviews

  • MuPAC Review: January 7-9, 2014, Fermilab
  • DOE Annual Review: February 19-21, 2014, Fermilab

Posted: 12/09/2013

All US MICE Collaborators: "Confirmation of Business .." letter needed to enter the UK

The UK is going to be more strict in allowing visitors. We now need a "Confirmation of Business .." letter to show to the border agency upon arrival in the UK; this will notify the border agency that a special stamp is to be given in the passport.

Important: All US MICE Collaborators need to contact miceadmin@stfc.ac.uk prior to traveling to get this letter.

Posted: 12/09/2013

A step closer to demonstrating muon ionization cooling

This month, scientists of the Muon Accelerator Program celebrated the arrival of a U.S.-supplied magnet and six tons of RF hardware at the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE), located at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK. The experiment's goal is to demonstrate the feasibility of shrinking the size of a muon beam with a process called ionization cooling. Creating compact muon beams is a crucial step toward future muon accelerators and colliders.

Posted: 10/29/2013

Muon Accelerator Program staging study makes progress

This summer, physicists were abuzz discussing the preliminary conclusions of the Muon Accelerator Staging Study. The MASS working group is studying the physics potential for a series of facilities based on novel technologies being developed by the U.S. Muon Accelerator Program led by Fermilab.

The working group envisions a four-stage program intended to save energy, space and money in its design of a proposed Muon Collider.

Posted: 10/09/2013

White Paper now available on arXiv

Enabling Intensity and Energy Frontier Science with a Muon Accelerator Facility in the U.S.: White Paper Submitted to the 2013 U.S. Community Summer Study of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society

Posted: 08/04/2013

Setting the stage: MAP scientists lay out plans for a future muon collider

The future of Fermilab's campus may rely on the interactions not only of particles, but also of frontiers: the Energy and Intensity frontiers.

This is the idea behind the Muon Accelerator Program, a collaboration designed to study the possibility of a future neutrino factory and muon collider. The MAP collaboration met at Fermilab in June to, among other things, kick off its Muon Accelerator Staging Study, headed by Jean-Pierre Delahaye of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Also at the meeting were Steve Brice and Dmitri Denisov, who in March were officially named Intensity Frontier program scientist and Energy Frontier program scientist, respectively.

Posted: 07/15/2013

Upcoming collaboration meetings

The first 2 days of the MICE Collaboration Meeting will be at IIT and the 3rd day (June 19) will be at Fermilab. This will be followed by the MAP Collaboration Meeting (see below). CM36 participants are encouraged to stay and attend the subsequent MAP Meeting. The collaboration meeting will be preceded by a MICE Software Workshop at IIT June 15-16.


The MAP 2013 collaboration meeting is intended to bring MAP collaborators together to discuss the components and design of various proposed MAP facilities. It will be held at Fermilab from June 19 to June 22.

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