The major research activities under the Proton Accelerator-Based Physics subprogram include:
- The Tevatron CDF and D-Zero detectors at Fermilab—where research is carried out by a collaboration composed of 1,400 scientists from Fermilab, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), and more than 50 U.S. universities, and institutions in over 20 foreign countries.
- Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ATLAS and CMS detectors—where U.S. researchers will play a leadership role in the physics discoveries at the high energies enabled by the LHC. This requires effective integration of U.S. researchers in the LHC detector calibration and data analysis efforts, and implementation and optimization of the U.S. data handling and computing capabilities needed for full participation in the LHC research program
Relationship to Other Programs:
The accelerator-based physics program interfaces with other programs in HEP, which include Theoretical Physics, Accelerator Science, Detector R&D, Computational HEP, operations at both Fermilab and LHC, General Accelerator R&D, the LHC Accelerator Research Program (LARP), and projects such as NOvA, MINERvA, Microboone, BELLA, FACET, and the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE). The accelerator-based physics research program also interfaces with other activities in DOE, for example the SC Graduate Student Fellowship. Outside the DOE the HEP accelerator-based program interfaces with the National Science Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences.