NuFact 03 Second Bulletin

General and updated Information

NuFact03 is the fifth annual Neutrino Factory workshop. This bulletin contains new information on registration for the meeting and on making hotel accomodations in New York City. People are encouraged to make their travel arrangements early in order to avoid the extra charges for late registration and to ensure they obtain the most desirable housing accomodations. Please see the workshop web site for full information at

The NuFact series of annual meetings is devoted to discussing the full physics potential of the Neutrino Factory, as well as the design and feasibility of the accelerator complex and the various detectors. The meeting will also review and discuss the prospects for neutrino superbeams and beta beams, and the associated physics programs. The NuFact03 workshop starts on Thursday June 5,2003 and ends at mid-day on Wednesday June 11, 2003.

Recent developments in particle accelerators make it possible to conceive of intense neutrino beams based on the decay of a beam of stored muons: a Neutrino Factory. A Neutrino Factory complex requires a proton accelerator capable of delivering a MW multi-GeV beam, which can also be used to generate very intense conventional neutrino beams: Neutrino Superbeams. Neutrino Superbeams and Neutrino Factory beams may enable the full neutrino mixing matrix to be precisely determined, including the measurement of CP violation in the lepton sector and a determination of the pattern of neutrino masses. A Neutrino Factory would also support an extensive program of non-oscillation neutrino physics and experiments that require a very intense muon source. Implementing a Neutrino Factory facility would be an important step towards a muon collider, perhaps the route of choice to multi-TeV lepton-anti-lepton collisions. The successful operation of such a facility, therefore, may very well represent the birth of a new approach for the study of fundamental particles and their interactions.

The purpose of the meeting is to review recent developments in Neutrino Factory and Superbeam design, the associated R&D program, and the evolving physics program that motivates Neutrino Factories and Superbeams.


The NuFact03 workshop will consist of a mixture of plenary and parallel, working group, sessions. Some highlights of the schedule include:

Thursday, June 5Plenary talks, evening reception
Friday, June 6Plenary talks, working groups
Saturday, June 7Plenary talks, working groups
Sunday, June 8Free day, evening banquet
Monday, June 9Plenary talks, working groups
Tuesday, June 10Plenary talks, working groups
Wednesday, June 11Plenary talks, end at noon

The detailed agenda for the meeting, including a list of plenary presentations, can be found under the Agenda link on the workshop web site:

There will be three working groups:

  1. Machine
  2. Neutrino oscillation: physics and detector
  3. Neutrino scattering and muon physics: physics and detector

Workshop Site

The workshop will be held in the Physics Department of Columbia University in New York City. Directions to the Columbia campus can be found at

Maps of the Morningside heights campus and surrounding area are at

If you are flying into Laguardia airport in New York the easiest way to reach Columbia is to take a cab. Tell the driver you want to go to Manhatten to 116th and Broadway. The cab will usually go across the Triboro Bridge, west along 125th or 126th Streets, then south down Broadway. The cost is usually about $18 + $3.50 for the bridge toll. A customary tip is $3.

For people who want to drive to Columbia there will be a few parking places available at Nevis Lab, where they can leave their car for the week. The spaces are limited so please let us know if you will need parking for the week.


Registration for NuFact03 should be done online via the NuFact03 web-site

The last day to obtain the early registration fee is May 1.


Please make your own hotel arrangements. It is suggested that you make hotel reservations early before the most desirable locations are filled up. Conference housing is available onsite at Columbia University. People will need to make the request online at

On the web page, the "Name of the Conference Group" they are to use is "NuFact'03 - Carmen". Another link that gives information on the lodging, location, etc. is

Columbia University has negotiated special rates with several hotels near the university. Conference attendees are eligible for the Columbia corporate rates. A list of hotels and their rates can be found at

Be sure to tell the hotel personnel you will be a guest of Columbia University in order to get the university rates.

NuFact03 Summer School

In conjunction with this workshop there will also be a summer school for students and others, the second Neutrino Factory Summer Institute, which will take place in Shelter Island, New York from May 27, 2003 to June 4, 2003. For more information refer to


The official workshop poster can be accessed at


Questions concerning the workshop can be addressed to:

Kathleen Tuohy, NuFact03
Physics Department, Bldg. 901A
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, New York 11973

Tel: 631-344-3845
FAX: 631-344-3248

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