CERN

 Proton Synchrotron Division

 

PS/DR/Note 2002-188 (Min.)      

 

Summary of the Meeting of the PS Management Board

held on 11.11.2002

 

Present : J. Boillot, R. Cappi, M. Chanel, G. Daems, J.P. Delahaye (Chairman), B. Frammery, R. Garoby, G. Geschonke, J. Gruber, H. Haseroth, M. Lindroos, D. Manglunki, E. Métral, Staff Association (except point 6), K.D. Metzmacher, S.L. Neboux (Secretary), J.P. Potier, K. Schindl

Excused
: S. Baird, J.P. Riunaud,

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J.P. Delahaye was pleased to announce another PS experiment that has worked extremely well and congratulated the ATRAP experiment which has also collected atoms of antihydrogen in the AD machine, as done earlier by ATHENA, and in addition has also started physics experiments to compare physics with matter to physics with antimatter.

1. Follow-up of previous meeting and matters arising

2. Shutdown work

3. Report from the LHC Technical Board

K. Schindl presented an overview of the LHC Technical Board of 5.11.2002 covering the first meeting of the Cost and Schedule Review Committee (see SL contribution), LHC Civil Engineering, LHC Installation Group in EST and summaries from the LCC, LEMIC and TCC.

4. FNAL Tevatron luminosity upgrade

Another presentation by K. Schindl covered the DOE Review of Tevatron Luminosity Performance which was held at FNAL from 28 to 31 October 2002 with participants from US laboratories, TRIUMF Canada and CERN. FNAL envisages an integrated luminosity over the years 2002 to 2008 between 6.5 and 11 fb-1. This appears very ambitious and requires considerable R&D work on various sub-systems of the Tevatron and its injectors.

5. Staff Association

Nothing to report from the Staff Association. J.P. Delahaye mentioned a meeting held last week concerning Local Staff (LS) and the important role played by the Staff Association to obtain the best conditions possible for this category of staff.

6. End-of probation period steps, remaining exceptional service premiums

J. Boillot showed the proposals received from Group Leaders concerning end-of-probation steps for all staff members hired in 2001 and the remaining part of the 2002 MAPS exercise for exceptional service premiums. A slight reduction had to be made as the number of requests exceeded the quota, otherwise all proposals were accepted.

                                                               

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