Session notes for project planning & preparations for decadal
Adrian Lee: Overview of CDT straw man configuration
Disposition of telescopes to sites was not in the CDT report.
Q. Any thoughts on a more northern site? A. Not a huge improvement over Chile + Pole, so not part of the CDT straw man.
CDT cost $412M, but some options for lower cost by re-using existing telescopes and infrastructure.
Need to develop the straw man into a reference design, including telescope distribution among sites, technical selections.
Kathy Turner comments
Kathy called in for a few minutes.
We are really happy with the results of the CDT. Excellent report. Happy with the different costing studies. This is notional, so changes expected. Charles presented CDT results to AAAC and Particle Physics Science Advisory Committee. Meeting last week with DOE and NSF. Pleased to hear about progress with ICCC, collaboration, the reference design, and plans for the future. Agencies will come back to collaboration with advice.