Community Resources


Magnet Development Program Plan The 2014 Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5) Report identified a critical need for transformational high field magnet R&D focused on substantially increasing performance and lowering the cost per T-m. This need was subsequently reiterated in the HEPAP* Accelerator R&D subpanel report.

In response, the DOE Office of High Energy Physics has initiated an ambitious program, coordinated by LBNL (see Appendix A), to aggressively pursue the development of superconducting accelerator magnets that operate as closely as possible to the fundamental limits of superconducting materials and at the same time minimize or eliminate magnet training. The U.S. Magnet Development Program (MDP) is based on four goals that summarize the P5 and Subpanel recommendations.

US Magnet Development Program (MDP).pdf file (3.9MB)

Report Date: June 2016

Quantum Sensors The Offices of High Energy Physics (HEP) and Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) within the Office of Science at the Department of Energy (DOE) co-sponsored a Roundtable on “Quantum Sensors at the Intersections of Fundamental Science, Quantum Information Science, and Computing” on February 25th, 2016. The meeting brought together leading scientific experts at the “Quantum Frontier”—the rapidly growing and interdisciplinary field of quantum science and technology. Quantum Sensors are an integral part of the holistic and accelerating field of Quantum Information Science (QIS) that spans synergistic interests of multiple federal agencies. This report summarizes the background, opportunities, and challenges at the Quantum Frontier, provides suggestions for maximizing DOE impact in this field, and concludes with several ‘Case study’ reports of highlights from the Quantum Frontier.

Quantum Sensors at the Intersections of Fundamental Science, Quantum Information Science & Computing Report.pdf file (554KB)

Report Date: July 2016

HEP AAD Report As recommended by the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel's Accelerator R&D Subpanel, the DOE Office of High Energy Physics convened a workshop in February of 2016 to develop research roadmaps for the advanced accelerator concepts R&D with a series of milestones to address outstanding challenges towards the goal for constructing a future multi-TeV electron-positron collider. The outcome of this workshop is captured in the Advanced Accelerator Development Strategy Report.pdf file (2.1MB).

Workshop on Energy & Environmental Applications The “Workshop on Energy & Environmental Applications of Accelerators.pdf file (1.2MB)” was sponsored by the DOE Office of High Energy Physics to identify the highest impact applications of accelerator technology to address challenges in this area. Building on information from the preceding RFI, the workshop brought together an international group of application and regulatory experts on water, waste water, sewage, flue gas, environmental remediation, medical waste sterilization to discuss with accelerator technology experts the most promising future applications. This report documents the use cases, economic, regulatory, and technical analysis for a wide array of energy & environmental applications of accelerators.

Request for Information on Strengthening U.S. Academic Programs in Accelerator ScienceThe “Request for Information on Strengthening U.S. Academic Programs in Accelerator Science.pdf file (6.8MB)” was issued by the DOE Office of High Energy Physics to understand present practices and possible strategies to strengthen academic accelerator science. Training an effective accelerator workforce and conducting foundational accelerator R&D is vital to the Office of Science mission. The request sought community input on how to increase the academic recognition of accelerator science, integrate university and national laboratory roles, and mechanisms that could be employed to strengthen academic accelerator science. This compendium documents the twenty-one responses received.

HEP / BES Roundtable

Report.pdf file (495KB) of the Roundtable Discussion on Common Problems in Condensed Matter and High Energy Physics held in Germantown, Maryland, February 2, 2015. The roundtable was organized by the Offices of High Energy Physics (HEP) and Basic Energy Sciences (BES) and co-Chaired by Eduardo Fradkin, University of Illinois, and Juan Maldacena, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey. Several Grand Challenge Questions that would benefit from collaborative development were identified in the Report, including topological phases of matter, quantum entanglement, tensor networks, and gauge-gravity duality.

QIS Study Group Report

A Study Group convened jointly by the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) and Office of High Energy Physics (HEP) in the Office of Science, DOE,  met in Germantown, MD on December 11th, 2014. The Group was charged by the Associate Directors of both Programs to identify Grand Challenges, Opportunities, and Gaps in Research at the intersections of Quantum Information Science (QIS), Particle Physics, and Computing, including exploiting quantum systems, probing innovative future technologies, and using QIS as a window to the Universe. Their report.pdf file (77KB)  presents a set of Grand Challenge questions along with potential paths forward for advancement of associated technology and fundamental science insight.

TTT Connections

The “Tools, Techniques, and Technology Connections of Particle Physics”.pdf file (3.6MB) report showcases some of the key tools, techniques, and technologies that connect particle physics to other science disciplines, to industry, and to society as a whole. Developed in response to a charge from the DOE’s Associate Director for the Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics, Dr. James Siegrist, this report identifies potential opportunities for advancing scientific discovery and accelerating the pace of innovation in an effective manner by taking advantage of science and technology connections.

Request for Information on Energy and Environmental Applications of AcceleratorsThe "Request for Information on Energy and Environmental Applications of Accelerators.pdf file (20.6MB)" was issued by the DOE Office of High Energy Physics as the first step toward developing a coordinated R&D program to support applications in this arena. The Request sought community input on applications with high impact, the current state of the technology and extant funding mechanisms, barriers to adoption of the technology, and more. This compendium documents the twenty-nine responses received.

Computing Meeting Report

A topical panel meeting was held in December 2013 to address the varied yet synergistic needs of computation and simulation across the field of particle physics, including the challenges of rapidly evolving computer architectures and technology. Participants represented a broad spectrum of scientific and computational expertise across the DOE-HEP community as well as external to it. Click here for the report..pdf file (1.4MB)

Workshop on Laser Technology for Accelerators

The “Workshop on Laser Technology for Accelerators.pdf file (4.1MB)” was sponsored by the DOE Office of High Energy Physics to identify the technology needs and required R&D for this key supporting technology. An international group of experts in the application, design, and manufacturing of ultrafast lasers was assembled to identify R&D that can bridge the gaps between current laser system capabilities and future requirements. This report identifies future laser developments that would contribute to the advancement of accelerator- and laser-enabled science.

Ion Beam Therapy Workshop

The "Ion Beam Therapy Workshop.pdf file (429KB)" was jointly sponsored by the DOE Office of High Energy Physics and the NIH National Cancer Institute to identify the biological, clinical, and technological issues to be addressed realize the full potential of ion beam therapy of cancer. An international group of experts in radiobiology, clinical radiotherapy, and accelerator technology met over three days to identify the key issues and R&D gaps between current accelerator capabilities and future requirements.

Accelerator R&D Task Force Report

The “Accelerator R&D Task Force Report.pdf file (13.3MB)” documents input from a year-long intensive community-based process to respond to the challenges and recommendations in the Accelerators for America’s Future report. The report contains the task force's perspectives on the wide-ranging, useful applications of accelerators, accelerator-related innovations within our reach and the cooperation needed between national laboratories, industry and government agencies.

Accelerators for America's Future The "Accelerators for America's Future.pdf file (8.9MB)" symposium and workshop In 2009, the Department of Energy's Office of Science launched an initiative to encourage breakthroughs in accelerator science and their translation into applications for the nation's health, wealth and security. Experts from across the spectrum of accelerator applications identified opportunities and challenges for particle beams in Energy and Environment, Medicine, Industry, National Security, and Discovery Science. The report captures their perspectives, insights and conclusions, informing a national program to put accelerators to work on the challenges of our time.

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