--. very lively MICE attendance in the little town of Bankya (Bulgaria)
and beautiful visits to Sofia and Koprivshtitsa, and excellent discussions
in the meeting made up for a rather unseasonal cold weather
-- Step III vs step IV: provided the FC magnet is available, and its
magnetic field mapped precisely, a step IV configuration with the fully
empty FC will be just fine as a replacement for step III; solid absorbers
can be fit in the FC magnet to effect the step III.1 program. The physicists
(John Cobb in charge) will prepare a program of solid absorbers, and the
infrastructure team will prepare a more precise evaluation of how much
time and effort is saved this way; both will be presented at the next VC
on 18 November.
-- Magnetic measurements: a new scheme which allows mapping of all MICE
magnet in a consistent way was presented by Felix Bergsma from CERN.
Proposal for a more definite program of measurements will be prepared
by Pierrick Hanlet.
-- RFCC module needs a modification due to a real estate squeeze between
the coupling coil cryostat and the RF cavity couplers. Ulysse Bravar
was present and, in collaboration with Derun Li, will look into the
consequence on the optics of increasing the length of the RFCC by as
much as 4cm to avoid having to make a notch in the CC cryostat.
-- The MICE schedule was not updated – we will do so after the sign
off of the Spectrometer solenoid repair plan in December 2010.
-- We made a first attempt at “MICE official plots” session, which
underlined two things: 1) we really need to do it, and 2) we need to
prepare it better next time -- that will be before the Moriond
-- There will be a NUFACT talk rehearsal in the afternoon of October 15.
This will be announced by Vittorio… who is otherwise doing a very
impressive job at getting lots of presentations or MICE at conferences,
although sometimes at the last minute – people should signal to him
their wishes and proposals well in advance!
-- The next MICE video conference will be on November 18
-- The next collaboration meetings will be
• February 15-18 @ RAL
• July 2011 – Oxford (TBC)
• October 2011 – in the US, leads to follow: Mississippi (Oxford), UCLA or Berkeley