FNAL is completing construction of the Integrable Optics Test Accelerator (IOTA) at the Fermilab Accelerator Science and Technology (FAST) facility. Its photoinjector is set to deliver ~50 MeV electrons in Spring 2016. A superconducting 1.3 GHz linear accelerator will boost the energy further to 150-300 MeV range and allow injection in the IOTA ring in 2017 for advanced nonlinear dynamics studies including space-charge and other critical one-of-a-kind unique quantum optical experiments. It will be followed by commissioning of the IOTA RFQ-based proton/ion injector. The Fermilab team has taken great care in a flexible design of the IOTA ring allowing mounting of very special and characteristically unique experiments that will demand flexibility of optics and rapid re-configuration of its set-up as demanded by experiments. Many external collaborators from the academic and national laboratory communities within US and internationally joined us in shaping the accelerator R&D program where this special community will have a vested interest and will direct and own the experimental program.
This annual meeting - 4th in series - will allow the participants to review the status of the facility, share the results of the first studies and tests, evaluate the progress toward key advanced beam physics experiments at IOTA and to develop further the scientific program of the facility with full synergistic support from the community, helping and enhancing the national and international developments collaboratively. Fermilab and associated partnering universities and groups are motivated and committed to work hard to generate the necessary collaborative support to ensure the success of the program.
-- There will be a tour of the New Muon Lab after the meeting.
-- You are also invited to attend the Festa Italiana event held Tuesday evening from 8:00 - 11:00pm at the Kuhn Barn - in the Village. Festa Italiana is sponsored by the Fermilab Users Organization and the Cultural Association of Italians at Fermilab, will be held at the Kuhn Barn in the Fermilab Village staring at 8:00 pm. All attendees and companions are welcome.