The Center for Neutrino Sciences announces Neutrino Sciences 2005 on
December 14-16, 2005 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
This first in a series of international conferences on neutrino sciences
highlights neutrino geophysics. Conference sessions dedicated to
geo-neutrinos, geo-reactor neutrinos, nuclear deterrence,
methods of detection, and detector development are scheduled.
One hundred years ago, not long after Bequerel's discovery of radioactivity, Rutherford and Boltwood initiated a connection between geology and nuclear particle physics. They suggested the use of radiometric dating to determine the age of the Earth. Rutherford and his students Geiger and Marsden went on to develop radiation detectors. The fruitful connection led to modern measurements of Earth formation 4.54 Gy ago with an uncertainty of less than one percent: certainly a marvelous achievement of interdisciplinary science.
A century after the seminal work of Rutherford and Boltwood geology and nuclear particle physics are connecting again. This time discovery of the neutrino and development of neutrino detectors permit measurements of nuclear heating within the Earth. These measurements promise contributions to understanding the production of Earth's magnetic field, Earth's chemical composition, and the evolution of Earth's internal structure. This new connection augurs excellent scientific achievements.
It is the purpose of Neutrino Sciences 2005: Neutrino Geophysics to further the connection between neutrino physics and geology. The conference brings from around the world leaders in neutrino detection together with experts in geology to share the latest information and to map the path towards future measurements.
Link to Presentations
J.G. Learned (Chair, Hawaii), J.N. Bahcall (New Jersey), G. Fiorentini (Italy), K. Keil (Hawaii), A.B. McDonald (Canada), W.F. McDonough (Maryland), R.J. de Meijer (Netherlands), R.S. Raghavan (Virginia Tech.), B. Romanowicz (California), A. Suzuki (Japan)
S. Dye, P. Gorham, J. Maricic, S. Matsuno, G. McMurtry, S. Olsen, S. Pakvasa, J. Van Ryzin, G. Varner
University of Hawaii at Manoa
All participants must register at the reception
desk outside the Asia Room (mauka side). The $200 registration fee
includes bound proceedings, reception, banquet, and coffee/pastries. Fee
is payable by cash or check. Receipts are given at time of payment.
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7:45-8:30 All participants--- Coffee and pastries.
Opening Address Session 1: Scientific Setting (morning) Session 2: Earth Heat and Neutrinos (afternoon) Session 3: Neutrino Measurements I (morning) Session 4: Neutrino Measurements II (afternoon) Session 5: Experimental challenges (morning) Session 6: Nuclear Monitoring and Workshop Summary: (afternoon)
8:30-8:40 University Welcome--- t.b.a.
8:40-9:00 Introduction--- John Learned (Hawaii)*
Chairperson: John Learned
9:00-9:35 Can the future of neutrino physics compare with its past?--- Shelly Glashow (Boston)*
9:35-10:20 Geochemistry--- William McDonough (Maryland)*
10:35-11:15 Geophysics--- Barbara Romanowicz (Berkeley)*
11:15-12:00 Earth energetics and geomagnetism--- Bruce Buffett (U. Chicago)*
1:00-1:45 Terrestrial heat flow--- Seth Stein (Northwestern)*
1:45-2:30 Potassium in the Core--- V. Rama Murthy (Minnesota)*
2:30-3:15 Georeactor hypothesis--- R.D. Schuiling (Netherlands)*
Chairperson: Raju Raghavan
3:30-4:15 Geo-neutrino reference model and uncertainties--- Fabio Mantovani (Siena)*
4:15-5:00 Geo-neutrino source model--- Eligio Lisi (INFN)*
5:00-6:00 Open Discussion
Thursday, 15 December 2005
8:30-9:00 Coffee and pastries.
Chairperson: Steve Dye
9:00-9:40 Geo-neutrinos: experimental status--- Sanshiro Enomoto (Tohoku)*
9:40-10:15 Geo-reactor neutrinos: experimental status--- Jelena Maricic (Hawaii)*
Chairperson: Giorgio Gratta
10:30-11:05 Neutrino direction measurement--- Mikhail Batygov (Tennessee)*
11:05-11:40 EARTH--- Rob de Meijer (KVI)*
11:40-12:15 Potassium neutrino detection--- Mark Chen (Queens)*
Chairperson: Sandip Pakvasa
1:30-2:05 Geo-neutrinos in Borexino--- Marco Giammarchi (INFN Milano)*
2:05-2:40 HSD--- Raju Raghavan (VTI)*
2:40-3:15 Hanohano--- Stephen Dye (UH/HPU)*
Chaiperson: Shige Matsuno
3:30-4:05 LENA--- Kathrin Hochmuth (Muenchen)*
4:05-4:40 Scintillation SNO--- Mark Chen (Queens)*
4:40-5:15 Neutron background and possibility for shallow experiments--- Tadao Mitsui (Tohoku)*
5:15-6:00 Open Discussion
Friday, 16 December 2005
8:30-9:00 Coffee and pastries.
Chairperson: Manuel Drees
9:00-9:40 Neutrino tomography--- Walter Winter (Princeton)*
9:40-10:15 Other physics with geoneutrino detectors--- Manfred Lindner (Muenchen)*
Chairperson: Gary Varner
10:30-11:05 Coherent neutrino detection--- Juan Collar (U. Chicago)*
11:05-11:40 Scintillating oils and compatible materials for next generation nuebar detectors--- Thierry Lasserre (CEA/DSM/DAPNIA)*
11:40-12:15 Photosensors for huge-area detectors--- Daniel Ferenc (UC Davis)*
Chairperson: Jeremy Wilhemy
1:30-2:05 Nuclear monitoring: Near Field--- Adam Bernstein (LLNL)*
2:05-2:40 Nuclear monitoring: Far field--- Gene Guillian (Hawaii)*
2:40-3:15 Neutrinos and non-proliferation in Europe--- Michel Cribier (Saclay)*
Chairperson: Klauss Keil
3:30-4:30 Geology Summary--- Norman Sleep (Stanford)*
4:30-5:30 Physics Summary--- Atsuto Suzuki (Tohoku)*
Submission of Papers
Speakers are invited to submit their talks in manuscript for publication
in conference proceedings. Published papers are refereed articles.
Manuscripts, which are due March 1, 2006, should be about ten pages in
length. Papers less than four pages can not be published. Color figures
are not supported.
Invited papers to be published.
Travel to Hawaii and Lodging
Air Travel: Flights to Honolulu International Airport are available from
many major airlines. The East-West Center is on the University of Hawaii at
Manoa campus and a short walk from the physics department at Watanabe Hall.
Taxi cab fare from the airport is $25-$30.
Lodging Notice Hotel bookings are very tight for nights just before the workshop due to the Honolulu Marathon on Sunday, December 12. Workshop participants are encouraged to make lodging reservations as soon as possible.
Lodging: Two options for lodging can be arranged through high energy physics group administrative assistant Josie Nanao (firstname.lastname@example.org). On campus there is a limited number of studio apartments in Lincoln Hall (about $50/night). If you want to be close to the conference venue and to avoid needing a rental car, this is a good choice. The desk at Lincoln Hall closes at 9:30 pm. If you get there after that, you need to walk over to Hale Manoa (a few buildings away towards the entry gate) to pick up the key to your apartment. Cafeterias on campus are open during the conference. Off campus there is the Maile Skycourt hotel on Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki (about $80/night). Here you get all the action Waikiki has to offer but need to arrange for transportation between the hotel and conference venue (maybe 10-15 minute drive depending on traffic).
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Session 1: Scientific Setting (morning)
Session 2: Earth Heat and Neutrinos (afternoon)
Session 3: Neutrino Measurements I (morning)
Session 4: Neutrino Measurements II (afternoon) Session 5: Experimental challenges (morning) Session 6: Nuclear Monitoring and Workshop Summary: (afternoon)
Session 5: Experimental challenges (morning) Session 6: Nuclear Monitoring and Workshop Summary: (afternoon)