Antiproton Physics at the Intensity Frontier
Fermilab, Nov. 18, 2011
Morning: Wilson Hall 1 North
Afternoon: West Wing (Wilson Hall 10NW)
A preparatory workshop at Fermilab for the upcoming Fundamental Physics at the Intensity Frontier workshop in Rockville, MD. Fermilab "owns" the antiproton intensity frontier, with over 1.5 x 10^15 antiprotons per year provided to the Tevatron, compared to 4 x 10^12 available at the CERN AD and 1.5 x 10^13 projected for the early stages of FAIR at Darmstadt. At this 1-day workshop we will hone the physics case for a possible new experiment at the Fermilab Antiproton Source:
We believe the answers to these questions are "yes"!
- Can lepton-pair production using antiprotons provide novel information on parton distributions?
- Can non-Standard Model CP violation be discovered (or pushed to new limits) in hyperon or charm decay?
- Can the "XYZ" puzzle(s) in the charmonium region be resolved?
- Can hadron physics at Fermilab have a near-term future?
A very capable fixed-target experiment that can run in the Antiproton Accumulator at 2 x 10^32 luminosity with beam kinetic energy up to 8 GeV can be built largely from existing equipment and can address all of these questions. After a couple of years of needed installation and integration effort, data-taking might start as soon as 2014.
You can help us make these measurements a reality.
Note that LHCb has just announced
3.5-sigma evidence for direct CP violation in D^0 decay! This is the first indication of new physics at LHC and urgently needs
confirmation. The above antiproton experiment can confirm the LHCb result, long before the super B factories can do so.
List of registrants.
Click here for agenda and links to talks.
(Workshop organizers: Keith Gollwitzer, Jonathan Lewis, Fermilab; Dan Kaplan, IIT. Click here to send mail to the organizers.)
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