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  • From: Csorgo Tamas <csorgo AT>
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  • Subject: [Fizinfo] Thomas Roser Named Chair of Brookhaven Lab's Collider-AcceleratorDepartment (fwd)
  • Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 18:55:23 +0100 (CET)
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Tisztelt Kollégák!

Továbbítom az alábbi angol nyelvű hírt,
mely az USA Brookhaven Nemzeti Laboratórium
Gyorsító Részleg hosszútávú fejlesztési
programjait foglalja össze Thomas Roser
vezetői kinevezése kapcsán.

Külön ki szeretném emelni a RHIC gyorsító jóváhagyott
fejlesztési programját és a tervezett eRHIC projektet, valamint a
javasolt orvosbiológiai alkalmazásokat is. Érdemes figyelni
ezekre a programokra...

Szíves tájékoztatásul, üdvözlettel

Csörgő Tamás
a RHIC gyorsító PHENIX kísérletének magyar csoportjai nevében

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 10:36:20 -0500
From: "White DePace, Susan M"
<swd AT>

The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory is
issuing the following news release today. To view an electronic version
with a photo of Thomas Roser, see this website:

Thomas Roser Named Chair of Brookhaven Lab's Collider-Accelerator

UPTON, NY - Thomas Roser, a senior physicist who joined the U.S.
Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1991, has been
named chair of the Laboratory's Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD),
effective January 1, 2010. He replaces Derek Lowenstein, who served as
C-AD chair for 27 years, and will continue to play key roles in the

With about 400 employees and an annual budget of $140 million, C-AD
develops, improves and operates a suite of accelerators used for
experiments by an international community of about 1,500 scientists. The
department also designs and constructs new accelerators in support of
the Laboratory's and national missions.

"I am grateful for Derek Lowenstein's leadership of C-AD, which has
helped to make the department one of the premier institutions for
accelerator science and technology in the world," Roser said. "I hope to
build on his success as I look forward to exciting new challenges in the
new decade."

Future challenges include an upgrade of the Relativistic Heavy Ion
Collider (RHIC), Brookhaven's world-class accelerator, where physicists
have discovered a type of matter - known as quark-gluon plasma - that
is believed to have existed just microseconds after the Big Bang. The
upgraded accelerator will provide many more heavy ion collisions and
allow physicists to study the quark-gluon plasma in greater detail. A
future electron accelerator, added to the RHIC facility and called
eRHIC, might make it possible to discover yet another new state of
nuclear matter. Currently under construction and due to start operations
in 2011 is an Energy Recovery Linac, which will be used for accelerator
research and development of the high-intensity electron beams required
for eRHIC.

Also part of the C-AD complex is the Booster accelerator, which supplies
the ion beams for the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) at
Brookhaven, where scientists study the effects of simulated space
radiation on biological and physical systems. The goal of this research
is the development of methods and materials to reduce the risk of
radiation damage to astronauts on prolonged space missions. Roser
indicated that the facility might be expanded to allow research on the
use of ions for cancer treatment, a therapy that is successfully being
employed in Japan and Europe.

The LINAC, a linear accelerator that supplies beams of polarized protons
for RHIC, also provides high intensity proton beams for the production
of medical isotopes at the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer facility.
The isotopes are used for medical imaging, cancer treatment, and
research at hospitals and medical centers around the world. Roser said
this facility might also be expanded or replaced within the next several

The Tandem Van de Graaff electrostatic accelerators provide ions for the
RHIC accelerator injector chain and for the NSRL facility. In 2011, this
function will be taken over by the more efficient Electron Beam Ion
Source, a pre-injector system designed by C-AD. The Tandem accelerators
also supply ions for radiation testing of electronic components and
manufacturing of industrial materials.

Roser earned a Ph.D. in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology in Zurich in 1984. He became a research fellow at the
University of Michigan in the same year and was appointed assistant
professor of physics at the university in 1990. He joined Brookhaven Lab
as an associate physicist in 1991, and, in 1994, he became the head of
the Accelerator Division for Brookhaven's Alternating Gradient
Synchrotron Department, which later became C-AD. In 1999, he was
promoted to senior physicist with tenure, and he became the accelerator
division head at C-AD, in charge of commissioning RHIC. In addition, he
was appointed associate chair for accelerators in 2002.

Roser is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science, the American Physical Society, and the IEEE. He has been
honored with Brookhaven Lab's Sambamurti Memorial Lectureship Award in
1994, the BNL Science and Technology Award in 2000, and the Nuclear &
Plasma Sciences Society/IEEE Particle Accelerator Science and Technology
Award in 2005. He has served on numerous advisory committees, and he is
currently chair of both the CERN Machine Advisory Committee and the
Organizing Committee of the Particle Accelerator Conferences.

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Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven
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environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national
security. Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major scientific
facilities available to university, industry, and government
researchers. Brookhaven is operated and managed for DOE's Office of
Science by Brookhaven Science Associates, a limited-liability company
founded by the Research Foundation of the State University of New York,
for and on behalf of Stony Brook University, the largest academic user
of Laboratory facilities; and Battelle Memorial Institute, a nonprofit,
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