UK in FAIR



In May 2013, the UK signed an agreement to become an Associate Member of FAIR.

Ten UK institutions are active members and contribute to the NUSTAR project. The UK's involvement is supported by grants from the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

The UK is responsible for the development and delivery of several key components within the NUSTAR project:

  • R3B: Si tracker system
  • DESPEC: the AIDA Si stopper detector and the LaBr3(Ce) fast timing array
  • HISPEC: timing detectors of LYCCA (Lund-York-Cologne Calorimeter Array)

This responsibility includes mechanical engineering design, production of electronics, production of full systems and project management.

The UK also contributes to the high resolution spectrometer AGATA, supporting its deployment as a key instrument for HISPEC.

In addition, within PANDA, the UK is involved in the research and development of the DIRC detector.

UK representatives to FAIR:

Dr. J. Seed - FAIR Council
Ms J. Hiscock
– Administrative and Finance Committee
Mr. T. Medland
-  FAIR and NUSTAR Resource Review Boards
Prof. A. M. Bruce
- NUSTAR Board of Representatives
Prof. Z. Podolyak
- HISPEC/DESPEC Spokesperson and UK Scientific Adviser on FAIR Resource Review Board
Dr. R. Lemmon
- R3B, Science Board  Co-ordinator
Prof. J.  Simpson
- AGATA Spokesperson, Chair of Collaboration Council

Contacts:

Ms Jenny Hiscock, STFC Nuclear Physics Programme Manager
STFC, Polaris House, North Star Avenue,
Swindon,
SN2 1SZ, UK
jenny.hiscock(at)stfc.ac.uk

Dr. Zsolt Podolyak, UK Project Leader for NUSTAR
Department of Physics,
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences,
University of Surrey,
Guildford,
GU2 7XH, UK
z.podolyak(at)surrey.ac.uk

Prof. John Simpson, STI
STFC Daresbury Laboratory,
Daresbury,
Warrington,
WA4 4AD, UK
john.simpson(at)stfc.ac.uk


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