N u F a c t 0 9

11th International Workshop on
Neutrino Factories, Superbeams and Beta Beams

July 20-25, 2009 — Illinois Institute of Technology — Chicago


2nd Bulletin

May 4, 2009

  1. Introduction
    NuFact09 is the 11th workshop in a series that began in 1999. These International Workshops on Neutrino Factories, Superbeams and Beta Beams provide a unique common forum for discussions on theory, experiment and detector design, as well as relevant accelerator physics and hardware R&D.

    The overarching theme is the neutrino and muon physics that can be done at a future stored-muon-beam neutrino facility, as well as at competing facilities, such as the "Superbeam" high-intensity conventional neutrino beams, and "Beta Beams" using stored radioactive isotopes.

    The workshop is organized into plenary sessions and four parallel working groups:

    • Working Group 1: Neutrino Oscillation Physics
    • Working Group 2: Neutrino Scattering Physics
    • Working Group 3: Accelerator Physics
    • Working Group 4: Muon Physics

    The workshop starts on Monday, July 20, 2009 and ends on Saturday, July 25. The first day of the workshop will take place at Fermilab and will include a set of talks to introduce the physics, experimental detection techniques, and accelerator physics challenges. In the afternoon there will be guided tours of Fermilab's neutrino experiments and R&D facilities. The remaining 4-1/2 days will be at the Main Campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. On the first day buses will be provided to transport participants from hotels near IIT to Fermilab and back.

    Website: http://nufact09.iit.edu/

  2. Program and schedule
    The approximate block schedule is as follows. Note that it includes a reception at Fermilab Monday evening, July 20, a poster session and banquet Wednesday evening, July 22, and a public lecture Friday evening, July 24.

    Mon 20Tues 21Wed 22Thurs 23Fri 24Sat 25
    8:00:Buses to Fermilab9:00:P3P4P5P79:00:WG reports
    8:30:Buses to Chicago7:30:BanquetLecture

    Most plenary speakers have now been confirmed:

    • Overview of the Physics (E Kearns, Boston U)
    • Detector Challenges/Opportunities (J K Nelson, William & Mary)
    • Accelerator Challenges/Opportunities (S Chattopadhyay, Cockcroft Inst)
    • Superbeam Experiments (TBC)
    • Theory behind Neutrino Masses and Lepton Mixing (P Fileviez Perez, U Wisconsin)
    • Long-Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Phenomenology (D Harris, Fermilab)
    • Supernova Neutrinos (G McLaughlin, N Carolina State)
    • Non-Oscillation Probes of Neutrino Masses (C Weinheimer, U Muenster)
    • Future Atmospheric Neutrino Experiments (R Gandhi, Harish-Chandra Res Inst)
    • Summary of Theoretical Challenges Coming from NuInt09 (L Alvarez Ruso, U Murcia)
    • Review of Current and Future Neutrino Cross-Section Experiments (D Schmitz, Fermilab)
    • How to Build a Neutrino Superbeam (J Hylen, Fermilab)
    • From Superbeams to Neutrino Factories: the Program in Neutrino Factory R&D (A Bross, Fermilab)
    • From a Neutrino Factory to a Muon Collider (A Blondel, U Geneva)
    • Beta Beams (TBC)
    • Status of the International Design Study (K Long, Imperial C London)
    • Muon Physics -- Theory and Experimental Prospects (TBC)
    • Wrap-up (M Lindner, MPIK Heidelberg)
  3. Registration and accommodations
    The registration fee is $375 until May 15 and $425 after that date. It includes a copy of the Proceedings, coffee breaks, lunches at IIT, the reception and banquet, and transportation to and from Fermilab.

    Registration and fee payment are available on the web at http://nufact09.iit.edu/registration.shtml

    Accommodations will be available at discount rates at various hotels near IIT — see http://nufact09.iit.edu/hotels.shtml — please note that due to the busy summer season of events in Chicago, it is important to book your hotel room early.

  4. Proceedings
    Talks will be made available on the conference website. The Proceedings will be published by AIP.
  5. Workshop venue
    The workshop will be held at the IIT Main Campus in Hermann Hall. The IIT Main Campus is a Mies van der Rohe-designed Chicago landmark, located on the South Side, near the Chicago White Sox ballpark. Convenient to public transportation and easily reachable by car, the campus features the innovative architecture of Mies and his successors, including award-winning new buildings by Helmut Jahn and Rem Koolhaas. (See http://www.iit.edu/ and http://www.iit.edu/giving/mies/tours for more information about the campus and its architecture.)

Dan Kaplan, IIT, NuFact09 Workshop Chair
for the Local Organizing Committee