| The spectrometer was largely completed in January 2000.
Commissioning work carried on to the end of the HERA running period in
August, 2000. The detector and trigger commissioning will be completed
at the beginning of the 2001/2 run. The remainder of the run will
be devoted to measurements of the atomic number dependence of charmonium
production and a measurement of the B production cross section at 920 GeV.
HERA-B will extend existing measurements of
into the negative xF
hemisphere and will make a first measurement of suppression
in nuclear matter. The physics program of HERA-B beyond 2002 depends on
the level of sensitivity acheived in the upcoming run. Possible topics
include further measurements of heavy flavor production in nuclear matter,
studies of B-hadrons (examples: B-baryons searches, BS mixing, rare decays),
charmonium spectroscopy e.g. search for, hc(1P1),
|ccg>, studies of charm mesons (e.g. D mixing).
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