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2012

July 31, 2012

The Office of Science of the Department of Energy announces the fiscal year 2013 Early Career Research Program. The funding opportunity for researchers in universities and DOE national laboratories was announced July 20, 2012. Read More »

July 24, 2012

The White House has announced the winners of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Two of the awardees, Christopher Hirata and Jesse Thaler, were nominated by the Office of High Energy Physics. For the complete list of the 2011 Office of Science PECASE awardees, please go here.pdf file (30KB).

May 16, 2012

The report of the workshop Fundamental Physics at the Intensity Frontier, sponsored by the Office of High Energy Physics and held November 30 through December 2, 2011, is now available online. Click on the links below:


2011

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.orgExternal link.

June 23, 2011

The Report on the Review of Options for Underground Science.pdf file (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:

http://www.ams02.orgExternal link
http://ams-02project.jsc.nasa.gov/External link

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.govExternal link.


2010

SC Graduate Fellowship Program: HEP 2010 AwardeesExternal link

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).pdf file (549KB).

June 25, 2010

The final report of the Symposium on Accelerators for America's Future. .pdf file (8.5MB)


2009

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.govExternal link 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 websiteExternal link for more details.


2008

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 websiteExternal link.

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 websiteExternal link.

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 websiteExternal link.

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 GRIDFESTExternal link.

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 eventsExternal link.

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 successfulExternal link

June 6, 2008

Appropriations Update: FY08 and FY09External link

May 30, 2008

Dark Energy R&D grant recipients announced

May 14, 2008

OSTP Director Marburger Addresses Policy ForumExternal link

May 13, 2008

GLAST prepares for launch no earlier than June 3External link

April 29, 2008

Dark Energy Survey receives CD2 approval

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