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 Proton Synchrotron Division

 

PS/DR/Note 2002-175 (Min.)      

 

Summary of the Meeting of the PS Management Board

held on 14.10.2002

 

Present : S. Baird, J. Boillot, M. Chanel, G. Daems, J.P. Delahaye (Chairman), B. Frammery, R. Garoby, J. Gruber, H. Haseroth, M. Lindroos, E. Métral (Staff Association), K.D. Metzmacher, S.L. Neboux (Secretary), J.P. Potier, J.P. Riunaud, K. Schindl

Excused : G. Geschonke

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1. Follow-up of previous meeting and matters arising

2. Follow-up of schedule meeting and PS complex operation

For all this, J.P. Delahaye congratulated all people involved for these remarkable successes.

3. Summary of the INTC

J.P. Riunaud presented a summary of the nTOF part of the INTC meeting of 23.9.2002, covering the report by the nTOF Technical and Scientific Co-ordinators and the responsibilities within the nTOF collaboration, and the AB/ATB group which will be responsible for nTOF, ISOLDE front-end and RILIS technical matters.

This was followed later on by a presentation by M. Lindroos on the ISOLDE part of the INTC meeting where congratulations were given to the PS Division for the successful push-pull mode operation between the GPS and HRS spectrometers. Progress, technical developments and major problems were reported, as well as results from a recently installed emittance measurement device and construction of the prototype ECR source Monoecris 1 developed in collaboration with GANIL. The REX-ISOLDE position document, proposing how A&B Division would gradually take over the exploitation of this radioactive ion accelerator will be discussed at the next SPC in December. The committee is concerned about the restricted budget available for ISOLDE target production which may reduce the number of available shifts.

4. Summary of the AC Board

An AC Board was held on 24.9.2002 and J.P. Delahaye outlined the main points discussed :

5. Status of Staff Plan and meeting of AB Group Leaders with the DG

J. Boillot showed the A&B staff plan, in groups of PPA codes, which was presented at the ABMB last week with the requested FTE's from Group Leaders. Some further smoothing out has had to be done, in order to make a realistic staff recruitment request at the "Morges" meeting, which S. Myers and J.P. Delahaye will do their best to defend. Following the Morges meeting each group will be informed of their resources for each activity and the consequences on lower priority jobs will have to be analyzed.

6. Summary of meetings LHCTB (3.09.2002) and LHC MAC (12.9.2002)

Due to lack of time, it was not possible to give this summary at the meeting. A copy is, however, attached and main points listed below.

7. Future meetings

                                                       Susan Neboux

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sln 15 October, 2002