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4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Cockcroft Institute All-Hands Meeting Where we are, where we want to go….. “Nothing happens unless first a dream!” -- Carl Sandburg Swapan Chattopadhyay December 4, 2008
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting OUTLINE Mission Foundational Constitution, Operational Basis and Stakeholders: the Cockcroft Model Mid-term review and the New CI- bid Academic Appointments Publications Collaborations Education and Training Industrial Advisory Committee and Knowledge Exchange SAC: international Scientific Advisory Committee deliberations Task Forces, Accommodation and Safety issues Summary/Outlook
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Generic research and development at the frontier of Accelerator Science and Technology; Project-specific research and development in Accelerator Science and Technology; Leadership and management of national deliverables to international facilities (projects); Competence in crucial and specific technologies; Support in design, construction and operation of national and international facilities; Technology transfer to (and Knowledge Exchange with ) industry nationally and globally; Staff complement of internationally acknowledged expertise; Seamless involvement of the Universities and Research Councils ; Education and training to ensure a flourishing next generation of scientists and engineers. Cockcroft Institute Mission: Deliverables navigate by the stars, not by the light of every ship passing by….
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Foundational Constitution and Operational Basis The Opening of the Cockcroft Institute by the Minister of Science, Lord Sainsbury, in 2006 “When we talk about world-class science we need look no further than the North West and the Cockcroft Institute” - Prime Minister, Tony Blair (2006) The Opening of the Cockcroft Institute by the Minister of Science, Lord Sainsbury, in 2006 “When we talk about world-class science we need look no further than the North West and the Cockcroft Institute” - Prime Minister, Tony Blair (2006)
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Foundational Constitution and Operational Basis (cont’d) The Cockcroft Institute was founded Autumn 2004 and officially inaugurated by Minister of Science Lord Sainsbury in 2006; Joint partnership and commitments from University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, Lancaster University, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC, then PPARC and CCLRC separately before the merger) and the North West Development Agency (NWDA); A number of new faculty members ( 12 total, 4 in each university) in accelerator physics and engineering to be appointed in each of the three universities, according to a master plan till 2012; An additional limited number ( at least 2 FTEs) of faculty staff members in the universities to be funded and jointly appointed by Universities and STFC, aligned with the STFC mission and programme; Incorporation of professional accelerator physicists and engineers (about 60 FTEs) from STFC/ASTeC; An amount of core funding from STFC sustaining post-doctoral staff in balance with the faculty members (at least one per faculty member), some number of Ph.D. students and additional costs of education, training, experimental equipment, visitor programme and promotional events to run the institute; Additional STFC “Quota Studentships” and Responsive Mode grants; A purpose-built building for the Cockcroft Institute housing staff from the universities and STFC/ASTeC and funded by the NWDA.
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Stakeholders Cockcroft Institute Building Core funding Professionals [~60 FTEs] (+2 FTEs jointly w/univs.) Responsive-mode Project Funding = FTE + Equipment Academic (Faculty+PostDocs+Students) [~ 50 FTEs]
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting The Cockcroft Model A collaboration as proposed in the original bid and awarded grant (Universities) + (STFC: ASTeC and elements at DL) + (NWDA) + (Integration of all the above) CI is not separate from ASTeC or the universities but inclusive of all!!
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting The Cockcroft Institute Board (meets quarterly) CHAIR Dr. Mike Dexter FRS, Ex- CEO of Wellcome Trust, corporate Board Chair and President ACADEMIC Prof. Sir Howard Newby, Vice-Chancellor, Univ. of Liverpool (replacing Prof. Sir Drummond Bone, last VC) Prof. Alan Gilbert, President and Vice Chancellor, Univ. of Manchester Prof. Paul Wellings, Vice-Chancellor, Lancaster University RESEARCH COUNCIL Dr. Keith Mason, CEO, STFC (RCUK) (represented by Dr. John Womersley, Director of Science Programs) Dr. Colin Whitehouse, Dep. CEO, STFC for Campus Development LOCAL ECONOMY/INDUSTRY Dr. George Baxter, Chief Scientific Officer, NWDA INSTITUTE Prof. Swapan Chattopadhyay, Director, CI Prof. John Dainton FRS, Chief Scientist and Founding Director Often in attendance are: Prof. John Saunders, Deputy VC or Prof. Steve Holloway, Pro-VC and Dean representing Liverpool; Prof. Jon Perkins, Dean of Science and Engineering or Prof. Helen Gleeson, Head of School of Physics and Astronomy, representing Manchester; Prof. Trevor McMillan, Pro-VC, representing Lancaster.
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting MID-TERM REVIEW and THE NEW CI-BID The original grant period was 2004-2012, with a stipulated mid-term review in 2008, for continuation beyond 2008 on a "full Economic cost (fEC)”-basis. Upon invitation/solicitation from STFC, the CI has submitted on October 15, 2008 a new proposal for continuation from April 1, 2009 till March 31, 2017 as part of this mid-term review. New bid: Approx. 530 FTEs worth of total effort (academic faculty, post doctoral fellows, Ph.D. students, administration and knowledge exchange) plus experimental equipment and running costs, plus all of ASTeC, including ALICE and experimental laboratories, including partial support for running costs and science exploitation of ALICE and support for collaborators (Durham, Dundee, Imperial, Strathclyde,…). Note: The original £7.1 million core funding for the Cockcroft Institute attracted a further £12M in Responsive Mode Grants and £5M from NWDA, excluding staff costs for all university and STFC faculty and staff. Since the merger of CCLRC and PPARC,, Responsive Mode Grants submitted within and external to STFC to other Research Councils are “non-responsive” to date. NWDA support beyond 2012 is also being re-evaluated.
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Cockcroft Institute Skills base
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Research Focus to date The CI’s major contributions to date in national and international projects have been focused on: High energy particle physics facilities (e.g. ILC, MICE for Muon Cooling and Neutrino Factory, Super-B); Fourth generation photon sources (e.g. Fermi@Elettra, FLASH, 4GLS, NLS, ALICE); Prototyping novel concepts (e.g. Energy Recovery in ALICE, electron FFAG in EMMA, laser-plasma studies in ALPHA-X collaboration and experiment).
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Research Focus to 2012 and beyond The CI’s capacity and aspirations for the future are to: Multiple TeV linear colliders: CLIC or other X-band options; Contribute to the exploitation of LHC and its upgrades (SPL, PS-2 and SLHC) including a novel electron-proton collider (LHeC); Expand our work to facilities serving nuclear sciences (e.g. HIE-ISOLDE, EURISOL and FAIR); Expand blue-sky research to include Laser-Plasma, Photonic band-gap and Meta-material studies; Increase our core competency in high current proton beams for applications in intense neutrino beams, in particle beam cancer therapy, and in energy and environmental technologies.
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Science and Applications Driven Evolution of CI Effort and Skills Base
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Gantt Chart of CI Programs to 2017
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting CI MID-TERM and NEW BID REVIEW The new CI bid review will take place February 10 and 11, 2008 Site visit details: Feb. 10: closed session in afternoon Feb. 11 morning open presentations and facility tours Feb. 11 afternoon: lunch and closed session Review Committee composition: Steve Holmes (Fermilab, USA), Chair Nobu Toge (KEK, Japan) Derek Lowenstein (Brookhaven, USA) John Butterworth (University College London, UK) Paul Attfield (Edinburg, UK) Mike Zisman (Berkeley, USA) Oliver Napoly (Saclay, EU)
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Faculty Appointments An international recruitment campaign has resulted in five additional outstanding academic appointments in 2008: Lancaster Univ. I Bailey (Ph.D. Victoria, from Univ. Liverpool) to a Lecturership in Physics (particle sources/expt. physics) G Burt (Ph.D. Strathclyde, from Lancaster Univ.) to an STFC Lecturership in Engineering (microwaves/ RF) Univ. Manchester H Owen (Ph.D., Manchester, from ASTeC) to a Lecturership in Physics (light sources and ADSR) Univ. Liverpool K Hock (Ph. D. Cambridge, from Univ. Singapore and Liverpool) to a Lecturership in Physics (beam physics) C Welsch (PhD Germany, from Univ. Heidelberg) to a Readership in Physics (accelerators for nuclear and atomic physics, experimental accelerator physics and beam diagnostics; EU Marie Curie DITANET coordinator) An STFC-supported Lectureship/ Readership in Electrical Engineering and Electronics still to be filled.
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting CI Publications Need to increase Refereed Publications: all CI-sponsored Workshop proceedings must be published in AIP Conf. Proc. Series (e.g. Polarised Antiprotons) or PRST-AB (e.g. X-band workshop), etc. STFC/ASTeC publications, including co-authorship with University staff
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Collaborations CERN/CI: a new model of European collaboration in accelerators. Comprehensive MoU for collaboration on High Energy Particle Colliders, Low Energy Accelerators for Nuclear and Atomic Physics and New Frontiers (CERN Courier, November 2008, Faces and Places); Imperial College/CI : MoU in progress for collaboration on Accelerators for Neutrino and Muon Physics, on Laser-Plasma Studies, on Hadron therapy, and on ADSR; Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA)/CI: MoU in progress for collaboration on Accelerators, Free Electron Lasers and Laser-Plasma Studies for Nuclear Physics and Photon Sciences; Collaborations with TRIUMF, Cornell, SLAC, University of California at Berkeley, MIT, DESY and KEK are being planned.
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Education and Training Contact Lecture Hours Need to focus on Succession Planning
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting The Cockcroft Institute Knowledge Exchange Sub- Committee (meets every two months) Prof. Swapan Chattopadhyay (Chair) Dr. Liz Townes-Andrews (STFC, Director of Knowledge Exchange) Dr. Alan Heaton (Univ. of Liverpool, Business Operations Manager) Dr. Roderick O’Brien (Lancaster University, Business Management) Dr. Mark Thomson (Univ. of Manchester, Intellectual Property Officer) Mr. Paul Treloar (NWDA, Associate Manager)
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Industrial Advisory Committee and Knowledge Exchange P Saraga, Immediate past-president of the Institute of Physics (IoP) and past- president/CEO of Phillips International, has accepted the role of Chair of the CI Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC); The full committee membership will be confirmed by December, 2008; The CI has already established partnerships with industry as follows: (i) Rapiscan, USA and UK: Portable device for rapid X-ray scanning of cargo based on innovative compact electron linear accelerator technology; (ii) Medical Device innovations (MDi), UK: Novel microwave-based tumour ablation and surgical re-section technique development; (iii) e2v (UK and international): Novel microwave power sources for security and medical applications with a view to the appointment of joint “Cockcroft-e2V Fellows”; (iv) Tech-X (USA): development of large-scale computation and simulation tools (with the proposed Hartree Centre for Computational Science and DSIC).
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting The Cockcroft Institute international Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) (meets annually) *Dr. Ferdinand Willeke (BNL, USA), Chair, 2006-2008: General Accelerator Physics, Colliders, Light Sources Prof. Tor Raubenheimer (SLAC/Stanford Univ., USA), 2008-2010: General Accelerator Physics, Linear Colliders Prof. Georg Hofstaedter (Cornell, USA), 2007-2009: General Accelerator Physics, Colliders, Energy Recovery Dr. Hans Weise (DESY, Germany), 2007-2009: Superconducting RF (SRF), Free Electron Lasers (FELs) Prof. Kwang-Je Kim (ANL/U. Chicago, USA), 2007-2009: General Accelerator Physics, FELs, Linear Colliders *Dr. Junji Urakawa (KEK, Japan), 2006-2008: Linear Colliders, Test Facilities *Dr. Ilan Ben-zvi (BNL, USA), 2006-2008: Superconducting RF, ERLs, General Acelerator Physics Lia Merminga (TRIUMF, Canada), 2007-2009: General Accelerator Physics, Energy Recovery, SRF *Roland Garoby (CERN, Switzerland), 2006-2008: Radio Frequency for Rings and Linear Accelerators (* Completed a full 3-year term. Replacement membership being sought)
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Director’s Charge for Nov. 10-11,2008 SAC Meeting: Counsel for the Director and Institute Management Comments on Pure Research Excellence: the academic and professional quality of R&D, independent of its strategic context: “Peerless”, “Outstanding”, “Excellent”, “Good”, “Fair” or “Below Expectations” on each topic of research presented. If research on any particular topic is considered to be in less than “Peerless” or “Outstanding” category, indicate how we can do better. Are their better mathematical/theoretical formulations? Are we ignorant of state-of-the-art analyses, formulations and computational tools? Are we lacking in innovations and conceptual developments? Are the design calculations/estimates less than trust-worthy? Are the experimental data gathered not robust and confident? Acknowledgement of Uniqueness and Impact of work in the global context: are we adding significant new knowledge that will propel the field and provide new scientific tools and/or societal benefits ? If not, where does the knowledge exist that is being duplicated?
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Director’s Charge: Counsel for the Director and Institute Management (cont’d) Evolving CI “Skills mix”; Balance between innovative research of a generic and “blue-sky” nature, focused R&D on challenges posed by accelerator systems which are realisable in the foreseeable future, and innovation in operating accelerators; Omissions in the skills base and scope of work to date or planned; The degree to which present work succeeds or fails to position the Institute to meet its “mission” and deliverables. The CI Board and Management Committee would welcome a brief and comprehensive Executive Summary of the SAC observations, comments and recommendations that can be shared with members of potential future external review committees.
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Preliminary Comments PROGRESS: “The SAC is pleased to observe that the institute has continued to be very productive in the recent year……the SAC assesses that the overall quality of the scientific and technical work performed at the CI is very good with the individual activities ranging from acceptable to excellent!!” “The work performed at the CI has a noticeable impact on the field of accelerator science and ongoing international accelerator projects with a two-fold impact: The CI has applied the state-of-the-art to existing leading accelerator projects: ILC, CLIC, Neutrino factory/Muon Collider and LHC; pioneered accelerator science approaches: new mathematical methods, multi-particle dynamics, wake-fields, behaviour of materials in RF fields via microscopic material model, etc.” “ The activities of the CI cover the entire range from practical applications to new and future developments (e.g. LHeC)” ; “The SAC is quite impressed by the competence and quality of of the CI staff, with balanced skills set”; “The SAC is pleased to see the first steps in integrating the various CI projects”; “The SAC acknowledges good progress of the CI in meeting its overall mission”.
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Preliminary Comments (cont’d) CONCERNS: “ CI resources too thinly spread over a large number of projects and activities……impact could be considerably enhanced if intensity could be increased in some areas of research at the cost of others……any further spreading without concomitant reduction will make some areas sub- critical, unless new funding is secured”; “While progress is good with some areas deserving to be called as very impressive, the SAC would like to warn that the degree of integration of CI- funded activities – scientific, technical, organisational -- appears to be still incomplete”; “Many of the research fields under the CI umbrella appear to be only weakly coupled….identify opportunities for stronger collaboration between different individual CI projects”; “The SAC would further like to comment that the involvement of the CI in a leading major nationally or internationally recognised accelerator project or, in the absence of the lack of such at present (due to various factors beyond control), a single local project or operating facility like ALICE would provide a strong motivation to integrate activities across the various partners quite naturally”.
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Proposal: Cockcroft Institute Programmatic and Organisational Integration Task Forces Scientific Organisation and Programmatic Integration task Force: Chair: Swapan Chattopadhyay Membership: CI Management Committee, All ASTeC Group Leaders, All CI Academics Charter: (i) Develop a CI Scientific Functional Organisation independent of projects and ignoring separations/barriers posed by stake holding partners; (ii) Discuss and implement structure to integrate various scientific and technical activities and projects across CI, involving ownerships by all partners; (iii) Develop a proper forum/platform for CI-wide scientific cross-fertilisation; (e.g. one day CI symposia every quarter or six months). Administrative/Operational Integration Task Force: Chair: Liz Mason Membership: Liz Kennedy, Sue Waller (Administration) Mary Highmore (Finance/Budget) One STFC/ASTeC Rep + One University Rep (Safety) One DLMedia/Information Services Rep Charter: Explore, coordinate and implement, with support from CI Management Committee, integration pathways for administration, finance, operation, safety and communications across all stake holding institutions.
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Project/Program Management Structure International Projects: ILC, CLIC, LHC, LHeC, Super-B,NF National projects: ALICE, FFAG/EMMA,NLS Core Programs: Theory, RF/SCRF
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Organisation
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Linear Collider (ILC/CLIC), Super-B, LHC, Nucl. Phys. Neutrino Factory/Muon Collider Advanced Concepts and Generic Programmes LABORATORY INFRASTRUCTURE Damping Ring Positrons THEORY Beam Delivery MICE NF/MC EMMA/FFAG, ADSR Laser- Plasma ALICE and SRF FAC. RF+Diagnostics+ Digital Eletronics Vacuum & Surface Science Laser- Plasma RF, SCRF and Cryogenics Education and Training Graduate Courses Schools and Workshops Community Outreach and Industry Public Lectures, KE and DSIC Super-B LHC, LHeC, AD, HIE-Isolde, FAIR CRAB SRF Cockcroft Institute Canvas Today Next Light Source (NLS)
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Research Focus to 2012 and beyond The challenge will be to eliminate, optimise and sharpen our canvas so that we are most effective and successful in our accepted and adopted projects portfolio.
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Needed Refinement in the Gantt Chart of CI Programs to 2017
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Accommodation CI is growing and space is at premium. Liz Mason, with support from CI Management Committee, the academics and ASTeC group leaders, has helped develop a space plan to be implemented by January, 2009 to accommodate the immediate space needs. (all-hands memo last week). See Liz Mason or me if you have questions.
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting Safety CI now needs to formalise its Safety commitments, integrating STFC and academic partners appropriately, not only for occupation of the CI building, but also for operation of the labs and ALICE with “mixed” crew involving universities and STFC staff. A new website has been created by the STFC SHE Group, providing access for all non-STFC CI staff to key safety information. Any incidents or near misses to be reported via this facility. See recent e-mail for further details.
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting CI progressing to maturity as an internationally renowned institution of the highest calibre, slowly but steadily, thanks to your support, dedication and ambition; Scientific programme growing, but need to be optimised carefully now, commensurate with our budget, capacity and ambition; High quality staff of international stature being retained and recruited, crucial to the mission of STFC, national (UK) and international accelerator science and technology skills base; Challenges to shifting national and international priorities are being addressed by designed transformation and evolution of staff, skills base and projects portfolio; Must focus on ALICE – both as an operating accelerator R&D facility as well as a facility to enable highest calibre scientific exploitation possible with it and enable other future facilities (e.g. EMMA, NLS, etc.) – as the flywheel of stability for future. Must focus on scientific, organisational and administrative integration of partner institutions into CI seamlessly. OUTLOOK
4 December 2008 CI All Hands Meeting I need your support more than ever in breaking traditional institutional boundaries between STFC/ASTeC, Universities, etc. in transforming the Cockcroft Institute into a dynamic, collaborative, synergistic and symbiotic system, integrating seamlessly the university, STFC and other stakeholders. JOIN ME IN CELEBRATING THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY AT CI ON DECEMBER 8, MONDAY, 3 pm till 6 PM IN THE CI ATRIUM!!! SEE YIOU THERE WITH GOOD CHEER!!! OUTLOOK (cont’d)