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Belle II Operations Review

Belle II Operations Review
April 11-12, 2017
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, WA, USA
 
The Belle II particle detector is the successor experiment to the Belle detector. It will be operated at the Super-KEKB accelerator complex at KEK in Tsukuba, Japan. It is projected to achieve 40 times more integrated luminosity than its predecessor experiment and accumulate more than an order of magnitude more data over its lifetime.
 
PNNL leads the U.S. contribution to the Belle II experiment, providing high-performance computational capabilities to support researchers in data management and analysis. PNNL also worked to deliver key elements of the particle identification system for Belle II, including the imaging Time-Of-Propagation (iTOP) detector optics and electronics and the Klong and Muon (KLM) detector upgrade that includes new scintillator detectors and new readout electronics.  The KLM detector modules were installed in 2013 and the iTOP installation was completed in May 2016, and the U.S. effort is now focused on Belle II operations.
 
US Belle II Operations includes both detector operations and computing operation.  The detector operations are a natural extension of the US contributions to the Belle II detector upgrade.  The computing operations are in fulfillment of the US obligation to provide computing resources commensurate to the number of US PhD physicists on the Belle II collaboration, ~17% of the collaboration.

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