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									Report of PAC for Particle Physics




                 T. Hallman
          Presented by P. Spillantini

        JINR Scientific Council Meeting
               June 3-4, 2004
               Dubna, Russia
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      General comments on the programme of Particle and Relativistic
      Nuclear Physics Research



 The PAC is pleased to note the important achievement of the Veksler-Baldin
  Laboratory of High Energies in realizing the Nuclotron beam extraction with a
  spill duration of up to 10 seconds and congratulates the staff of the Laboratory
  on this success

 As a general remark, the PAC emphasizes that JINR has succeeded in on time
  fulfillment of all its obligations in the international experiments in which it
  participates. This places the JINR participation in these collaborations on a solid
  basis. The PAC encourages the JINR physicists in these projects to be deeply
  involved in the analysis of the collected data and in the development of relevant
  theoretical models, and recommends that the JINR Directorate supply the
  resources needed for this activity.

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       Recommendation on the report of the review
       committee for the scientific programme of the Nuclotron



   The PAC takes note of the report
    presented by V. Burov of the review
    committee for further development of
    the scientific programme of the
    Nuclotron and endorses the
    conclusions of the committee
    concerning the core scientific
    programme of the Nuclotron. The PAC
    recommends completion of the work on
    the production of the Nuclotron’s
    deuteron beam at 6 GeV/n at full
    intensity in 2004.

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       New projects considered at April Meeting

    The PAC recommends approval of the new project “The JINR distributed computer
    infrastructure cluster for running particle physics experiments” (project F-Cluster) for
    execution with first priority until the end of 2006.

   The PAC takes note of the proposal for the new project “Med-Nuclotron of JINR on the
    extended use of the JINR facilities for ion oncology therapy”. The PAC notes the scientific
    and social importance of the studies in the field of cancer treatment and recommends
    approval of this project for execution with first priority until the end of 2007.
    For better coordination of the efforts, the PAC recommends that the JINR Directorate
    consider opening a new all-Institute theme integrating this project and the related DLNP’s
    current activity on the medical, biological and clinical research for cancer treatment.
    Furthermore, with a view to developing this project into a large-scale facility for cancer
    therapy, the PAC encourages the JINR Directorate to start discussions with the
    appropriate health care authorities in Russia and other Member States to exploit
    possibilities for covering future investment and treatment costs.
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    Recommendations on Current Experiments
   The PAC takes note of the report on JINR’s participation in the CMS project… The PAC
    appreciates the aggressive preparation now underway by the RDMS collaboration to
    play a leading role in the scientific programme of the CMS experiment and strongly
    encourages this effort to continue.The PAC recommends continuation of JINR’s
    participation in this important project.
   The PAC takes note of the report on JINR’s participation in the STAR experiment. The
    PAC …recommends that the participation in the STAR scientific programme and
    processing of the experimental data be continued and that this work be provided with
    the necessary resources.
   The PAC takes note of the report on the theme “Development of the Nuclotron
    accelerator complex” for the period from November 2003 to April 2004. The PAC
    approves VBLHE’s proposal to emphasize an energy increase of the Nuclotron nuclear
    beams up to 6 GeV/n as a task of primary importance in the development of the
    Nuclotron in 2004 and recommends the JINR Directorate to provide the requested
    financial support for this work.
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    Recomnendations on Current Experiments

   The PAC approves the activity of the VBLHE Directorate aimed at increasing the
    intensity of the Nuclotron’s polarized deuteron beam.

   The PAC expresses deep concern based on the funding profile shown in this
    presentation that the level of support for ongoing experiments in the Nuclotron
    programme is not sufficient to effectively utilize the investment being made in operating
    and upgrading the Nuclotron facility. It recommends that means to optimize usage of
    the Nuclotron, including increased resources for ongoing experiments, be considered
    by the Directorate.

   The PAC takes note of the report on JINR’s participation in the ALICE project…The
    PAC looks forward to a presentation of a scientific programme of the JINR ALICE
    group. The PAC recommends continuation of JINR’s participation in this important
    project.


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       Recommendation on Current Experiments
   The PAC takes note of the report on JINR’s participation in the ATLAS project. The PAC is
    pleased to note the successful work for the ATLAS experiment and the timely fulfillment of JINR’s
    obligations....The PAC notes that the focus of JINR’s participation in ATLAS is now changing
    toward playing a leading role in the ATLAS scientific programme, and it encourages continuation
    and strengthening of this direction. The PAC recommends continuation of JINR’s participation in
    this important project.
   The PAC takes note of the reports on JINR’s participation in the CDF and D0 experiments…The
    material and intellectual contributions of JINR to the preparation of these experiments are
    significant, and the further participation of JINR in the analysis of the data obtained at these
    facilities will contribute to continued precision tests of the Standard Model and the search for new
    physics.The PAC recommends continuation of JINR’s participation in these important experiments.
   The PAC takes note of the report on JINR’s participation in the COMPASS experiment and the
    leading role being played by the JINR team. It recommends that the LPP and JINR Directorate
    allocate the necessary resources to allow the JINR team to participate in a data-taking run in 2004
    and data processing at the LPP computer cluster. The PAC recommends continuation of JINR’s
    participation in this important experiment.                                                      7

								
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