2014 News Archive

MAP2014 Collaboration Winter Meeting


Posted: 10/29/2014

Announcing the MAP2014 winter meeting

There will be a MAP Collaboration Meeting at SLAC Dec. 3-7, 2014. Given the excellent progress that has been made since the last MAP Collaboration meeting, we will have much to discuss. The tentative agenda (still very much a work in progress) is available at indico.fnal.gov/event/MAP_2014_Winter_Meeting . A general information page for the meeting, with a registration link, is in the works, and its URL will be announced as soon as it becomes available.

The meeting will consist of overview and focus talks, including talks from young researchers on their recent accomplishments. Topics will include:

  • recent developments in accelerator design and technology required to enable muon capabilities,
  • the physics potential for precision neutrino sources and colliders based on these capabilities, and
  • the concepts for a staged deployment of these capabilities.

We will also discuss the development of a path forward for muon accelerator capabilities, taking into account the recent changes to MAP. Topics will include:

  • the 1-year close-out of the Initial Baseline Selection process,
  • documenting what has been accomplished both in publications and on the Fermipoint site,
  • plans for the expedited MICE final configuration, and
  • proposals for transfer of selected MAP activities to the DOE/OHEP General Accelerator R&D program.

So we hope to see as many of you there as possible! The weather and the company should both be excellent!

Jean-Pierre Delahaye
Meeting Chair

Mark Palmer
MAP Director

Dan Kaplan
MAP IB Chair


Posted: 10/20/2014

DOE MAP Review

Posted: 08/04/2014

Comments on the P5 Report and Where We Are Heading

Letter to MAP from the MAP Director

I wanted to write to all of you with a few comments about the P5 recommendations as well as some information about the path forward for our research team.

Posted: 5/27/2014

MAP Workshop

A workshop on the use of muon accelerators for high energy physics applications is being hosted by the US Muon Accelerator Program at Fermilab May 27-31, 2014.

The workshop will focus on recent developments in accelerator design and technology required to enable muon capabilities, the physics potential for precision neutrino sources and colliders based on these capabilities, and the concepts for a staged deployment of these capabilities.

The workshop will consist of both plenary and parallel sessions organized by those collaborating on the physics, accelerator technologies, and detectors associated with muon accelerator capabilities.

Posted: 3/28/2014

Fermilab's Bowring helps spark new designs for accelerators

Bowring was awarded a Peoples Fellowship last year, a position for promising early-career accelerator researchers. He began work at Fermilab in October 2013.
The fellowship gives him the chance to develop new particle accelerator technology.

Posted: 3/17/2014

Enrico Fermi Award

  • Former Spokesperson of the U.S. Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration, Andy Sessler, was awarded the 2013 Enrico Fermi prize.

Posted: 2/07/2014