UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
TAS:: 89 0227:: TAS RECOVER - UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS PROGRAM The University of Arizona DOE grant is composed of three tasks. Tasks A and C are theory tasks while Task B is the experimental task. The theorists cover a range of current hot topics in particle physics. The experimentalists are presently concentrating on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC at CERN. The University is supported by the State of Arizona and the State budget is presently under great stress. Plans for major reorganization and down-sizing of the University are progressing. We do not foresee any dire consequences to our research program as a result of the present turmoil. For those of us with previous experience at other universities we find the bureaucracy at the University of Arizona to be comparatively lean, efficient, and very helpful. The University does a good job in supplying the basic amenities required to support a strong research program. The overhead rate is comfortably low. But all tasks suffer from lack of infrastructure of the type normally provided by grant funds. In the following we explain how a modest infusion of funds could best be used to support our on-going research programs and to enhance our ability to train students. After hearing of the Arizona ARRA award and writing a revised proposal we were informed of an increment to the award amount. This then is our revised-revised proposal including the increment.