NuFact Announces Scoping Study for Future Neutrino Facility
A Scoping Study for a future Neutrino Facility which would incorporate a Neutrino Factory and/or a high intensity Neutrino Superbeam was launched on 26th June 2005 at NuFact05 (The 7th International Workshop on Neutrino Factories and Superbeams) held in Frascati. The Scoping Study will build upon previous studies in the USA, Europe and Japan. It will elaborate the physics case, define the baseline options for such a facility and its neutrino detectors and identify the required research and development programme to lay the foundations for a complete design study proposal. Comparisons will be made with other options such as beta beams.
The Scoping Study Leader is Peter Dornan (Imperial College London, UK), and is organised into three working groups - Physics Working Group, led by Yorikiyo Nagashima (Osaka University, Japan), Machine Working Group, led by Michael Zisman (LBNL, USA), and Detector Working Group, led by Alain Blondel (University of Geneva, Switzerland). The Scoping Study will run for a year and produce a report for September 2006. The plan for the Scoping Study can be found at http://hepunx.rl.ac.uk/uknf/wp4/scoping/.
Any institute or individual interested in future neutrino physics facilities is encouraged to contribute and are asked to contact any of the following.
Physics group - Yori Nagashima - firstname.lastname@example.org
Accelerator Group - Mike Zisman - email@example.com
Detector Group - Alain Blondel - Alain.Blondel@cern.ch
Overall - Peter Dornan - P.Dornan@imperial.ac.uk