NuFact '00 Announcement

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Dear NuFACT00 Participant:

On behalf of the organizing committee for NuFACT'00, we call your attention to the Second International Workshop on Neutrino Factories based on Muon Storage Rings (NuFACT'00). The Workshop will be held at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, May 22-26, 2000. Results from Super-K provide strong evidence for the existence of neutrino oscillations. These results, together with the increased confidence in our ability to produce and manipulate intense muon beams (arising from the work of the newly renamed Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration, and from Neutrino Factory groups at CERN, KEK and elsewhere), motivated the first Workshop, NuFACT'99, held last July in Lyon, France. NuFACT'99 generated considerable enthusiasm about the physics potential of a neutrino factory, and the realization that, while there are significant R&D challenges, a muon storage ring is much simpler than a muon collider.

A muon storage ring, as presently envisioned, would have energy in the 10-50 GeV range, and produce directed beam(s) of intense neutrinos, with about 1020 -1021 stored muons decaying per year. Ideally, the geometry of the "ring" should be able to provide neutrinos to both near and distant (transcontinental) experimental facilities. The generation of the muon beam requires a powerful proton source (1-4 MW), muon capture and subsequent manipulation, cooling, acceleration, and storage of these muons. Over the last few months, both CERN and FNAL have initiated site-dependent studies of the required R&D, feasibility, costs, and physics potential of neutrino factories. These studies are to be completed in the Spring 2000. It is therefore quite timely to have NuFACT'00 this May. It will be devoted to the physics (particle physics, detector physics, machine physics) of neutrino sources based on muon storage rings.

Among the topics to be considered by the working groups are:

  1. Evaluation of recent studies from CERN, FNAL, KEK and INP.
  2. Evaluation and prioritization of the international R&D effort.
  3. Discussion of a more formal organization of potential users of such a facility.
  4. Understanding the trade-offs between detector size and source intensity.
  5. Delineation of the physics that can be achieved with various source intensities and energies, with or without polarization; definition of a minimal physics experiment.

Further information on the Workshop program, local accommodations, application deadlines and limitations, etc., can be found on the website Questions of an administrative nature should be addressed to:

Joy Kono/"Sam" Vanecek, Workshop Administrators
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road
MS 71-259
Berkeley, CA 94720
Tel : (510) 486-6344
All other questions of scientific, programmatic and organizational nature should be addressed to one of us below.

We would appreciate it if you could bring this information to the attention of potentially interested individuals, and we look forward to the Workshop in Monterey.

Stanley Wojcicki
Workshop Co-Chair
Jonathan Wurtele
Workshop Co-Chair
Swapan Chattopadhyay
Local Organizing Chairman
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16 March 2000.