Forthcoming Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) meeting

13 September 2017

The next meeting of the Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) will take place in Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1SZ on 19 October 2017. The Panel will be reviewing two project proposals.

Members of the science community should contact Tahmina Aziz on telephone 01793 442058 or e-mail tahmina.aziz@stfc.ac.uk if they are likely to attend the open presentation.

The proposals being reviewed are as follows:

19 October 2017

09.45 – 10.45 – A Common Cloud Platform for STFC

STFC supports science programmes in the areas of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics and Solar System science, and supports the national analytic science facilities including the Diamond Light Source, ISIS, and the Central Laser Facility. These science programmes and facilities activities require large capacity computing and data handling facilities connected by a high performance network to other global facilities (collectively called the e-Infrastructure).

This proposal requests funding to support progress towards the development of the STFC e-Infrastructure in three key areas: Cloud infrastructure development; Software ecosystem development and Data exploitation in a shared environment.

The Panel goes into closed session.

14.15 – 15.30 – ATLAS Upgrade 2018 Phase II Construction

A programme of luminosity upgrades is planned at CERN, which will maintain the LHC at the high energy frontier of particle physics into the late 2030s.

To maintain the performance of the ATLAS detector and ensure that it can fully exploit the physics potential of the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC), a programme of upgrades across the entire ATLAS experiment is planned by CERN and the international collaboration.

This proposal requests funding for the UK component of the upgrade programme for the ATLAS detector and includes contributions to the Installation of a new all-silicon tracking detector; Upgrade of the trigger and DAQ and Upgrade of the computing and software.

The Panel goes into closed session for the rest of the day.

Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000