MINOS Run Coordinator - Run Status & Scheduling

Run Coordinator

The MINOS Run Coordinators are Xinjie Qiu and Donatella Torretta. Previous Run Coordinators have been Rob Plunkett, Cat James, Alec Habig, Bob Zwaska, Chris White, Greg Pawloski, Carlos Escobar, Nick Graf, Benton Pahlka and Steve Hahn

Accelerator & NuMI Beam Schedule

This section is out of date. The present run period (Run IV) is reverse current running (anti-neutrino mode) and is scheduled to end in March 2010 (the exact date is not known). We anticipate returning to forward current running at that time. A shutdown will occur during the summer of 2010, but that date is not yet know. Run boundaries were cataloged by Matt Strait.

The Program Planning Accelerator Schedules show the running plan and Shutdown periods for the coming year or so; these schedules are updated only a few times per year and may not yet display recent decisions. A calendar of activities in the MINOS Areas is posted here if you wish to see what work might be occurring underground. Go to the MINOS All Experimenters Meeting page to see weekly status reports, including proton delivery statistics and detector up-times. See the Data Quality page for plots of Near Detector reconstruction parameters used to monitor the data from week to week.

Operations Meetings

Accelerator Operations meetings are held at 9am on M-Tu-W-Th-F, in the Huddle (M-Th) or 1 West (F).

MINOS/MINERvA joint Operations meetings are held every Monday at 9:30am [ (9:30-10:15 MINERvA; 10:15-11:00 MINOS+)

NuMI Beam meetings are held irregularly.

Special Runs

The Special Runs page lists the various runs taken, with the Near and Far Run Numbers corresponding to each run condition. The types of runs we call special are -

  • Possible bad data, due to any reason
  • Detector configuration changes - B-field reversal, or B-field off, etc
  • Energy changes - anything besides pseudo-Low-Energy (LE10) target position.
  • Horn Current changes - anything besides the nominal 200kA
  • Beam Intensity changes. These are defined as -
    • Low intensity = 1-turn of the Booster, ~2E12PPP
    • Medium intensity = 3-turns of the Booster, ~6E12PPP
  • Slip-stacking studies, when the beam spot size is increased from nominal
  • Changes to the detector configurations, such as reversing/changing B-fields


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