October 7, 2011
We are pleased to announce the workshop “Fundamental Physics at the Intensity Frontier”, to be held Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2011 in Rockville, MD. This workshop is an opportunity for the scientific community to identify and expand upon the physics potential of the Intensity Frontier. The workshop is open to the broader particle and nuclear physics community and is co-sponsored by the DOE Offices of High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics.
For more information and to register, click on the link www.intensityfrontier.org.
June 23, 2011
The Report on the Review of Options for Underground Science (1.9MB) is now available.
April 12, 2011
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02), a 15,000 pound particle detector that will collect cosmic ray data on the International Space Station (ISS) in search of primordial antimatter, dark matter, and other new physics, is scheduled to be launched aboard Space Shuttle Endeavor (STS-134) on April 29, 2011. It transforms the ISS into a particle physics laboratory, where it can look for new phenomena that would otherwise be obscured by the Earth’s atmosphere.
AMS-02 was designed and built by an international collaboration of 56 Institutions and 600 physicists from 16 countries under the leadership of Nobel Laureate Samuel Ting of MIT. While it is a DOE-sponsored experiment, non-US institutions have provided the preponderance of financial support for AMS-02.
In June 1998, an earlier version of the experiment (AMS-01) flew on the Space Shuttle Discovery, where it successfully collected data for a few days in the payload area. In an upcoming mission, NASA will install the AMS-02 detector as an external module on the ISS where it will operate for the duration of the ISS facility. The ISS provides significant infrastructure for the experiment, including 2.5 kW of power and all control and data links.
AMS-02 is scheduled to be launched aboard Space Shuttle Endeavor (STS-134) on April 29, 2011. First data from AMS-02 is expected a few hours after installation on the ISS.
More information at the following links:
January 31, 2011
The Office of High Energy Physics announces a new research solictation for the Collider Detector Research and Development Program. Details can be found by going to Fedconnect.gov.
October 26, 2010
The report of the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5) on the Extended Tevatron Run was approved by the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.
September 22, 2010
White Paper on Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS) (549KB).
June 25, 2010
The final report of the Symposium on Accelerators for America's Future. (8.5MB)
December 4, 2009
The Office of High Energy Physics announces a new research solictation for the Advanced Detector Research Program. Details can be found by going to Fedconnect.gov and searching for "Advanced Detector Research Program". There is no direct link to the announcement.
October 28, 2009
The report from the Particle Astrophysics Scientific Assesment Group was approved by the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.
August 21, 2009
The Office of High Energy Physics of the US Department of Energy's Office of Science announces the Symposium on Accelerators for America's Future to be held October 26, 2009 Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC. See the website for more details.
November 19, 2008
NASA and DOE have signed a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Joint Dark Energy Mission, or JDEM. The mission will feature the first space-based observatory designed specifically to understand the nature of dark energy, causing the acceleration of the expansion of the universe.
The basic principles agreed to in the MOU are that NASA will be the lead agency for JDEM and that it will have competitively selected Principal Investigator (PI) led dark energy science investigations which will perform the science investigations but will not provide the flight hardware. The agencies will provide the hardware and each agency will use its own procurement rules for the construction responsibilities. NASA will provide the overall mission management, spacecraft bus, telescope, launch services and other mission-related items. DOE and NASA will each contribute to the science instrumentation parts of the flight hardware and science investigations.
October 16, 2008
Program Notice DE-PS02-09ER09-05 entitled ?Fundamental Research in Superconducting RF Cavity Design? was posted on the Grants and Contracts website on October 15, 2007. Letters of Intent are due by December 15, 2008. Formal applications are due by January 15, 2009. The program point-of-contact is Dr. Wu-Tsung Weng. This notice may be accessed on the Grants and Contracts website. The Funding Opportunity Announcement has also been posted on the Grants.gov website.
September 30, 2008
Program Notice DE-PS02-08ER08-31 entitled ?Advanced Detector Research Program? was posted on the Grants and Contracts website on September 17, 2007. Letters of Intent are due by November 15, 2008. Formal applications are due by December 2, 2008. The program point-of-contact is Dr. Howard Nicholson. This notice may be accessed on the Grants and Contracts website. The Funding Opportunity Announcement has also been posted on the Grants.gov website.
September 17, 2008
Program Notice DE-PS02-08ER08-28 entitled "High Energy Physics Outstanding Junior Investigator Program" was posted on the Grants and Contracts website on Wednesday, September 3, 2008. Formal applications are due by November 5, 2008. The program point-of-contact is Dr. Chung Ngoc Leung. This notice may be accessed on the Grants and Contracts website. The Funding Opportunity Announcement has also been posted the Grants.gov website.
September 12, 2008
DOE and NASA announce the opening of a new public website for the Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM), a joint NASA/DOE space-based mission to investigate dark energy. The website will provide all public information and plans regarding the mission. The agencies also announced the formation of a Science Coordination Group to aid in establishing preliminary science requirements for a JDEM facility.
September 11, 2008
Success of the Large Hadron Collider PHysics program depends critically on using computing facilities all of over the world, linked by complex software infrastructure. The LHC community celebrates the deployment of this infrastructure called Grid Computing at GRIDFEST.
September 3, 2008
The first attempt to circulate a beam in the Large Hadron Collider will be made on September 10, 2008. Several U.S. institutions involved in LHC will host first beam events.
July 15, 2008
The Office of High Energy Physics congratulates Professor Ronald C. Davidson of Princeton University for being selected by the American Physical Society to receive the 2008 James Clerk Maxwell Prize in Plasma Physics. The Office of High Energy Physics has supported advanced theoretical and numerical research on intense charged particle beams by Professor Davidson and his nonlinear beam dynamics group at Princeton University since 2000. This research applies many of the techniques developed in studying the properties of one-component nonneutral plasmas to investigate collective interaction processes and nonlinear dynamics of high-intensity charge bunches in high energy accelerators.
July 2, 2008
Dr. Dennis Kovar has been appointed to be the Associate Director of of the Office of Science for High Energy Physics. Dr. Kovar has been serving in this capacity since October 15, 2007, on detail from his former position as the Associate Director of the Office of Science for Nuclear Physics. This appointment is effective immediately.
June 11, 2008
NASA's GLAST launch successful
June 6, 2008
Appropriations Update: FY08 and FY09
May 30, 2008
Dark Energy R&D grant recipients announced
May 14, 2008
OSTP Director Marburger Addresses Policy Forum
May 13, 2008
GLAST prepares for launch no earlier than June 3
April 29, 2008
Dark Energy Survey receives CD2 approval