Science Capabilities Review

chaired by Robert Svoboda, Millind Diwan
from to (US/Central)
at Fermilab ( CDF Big Room in Bldg 327 )
Description The Scientific Capabilities Review Committee is asked to evaluate and compare each of the two approaches to building LBNE with respect to its capabilities to achieve the science goals of the experiment. The Committee's review should consider, but not necessarily be limited to, the following questions:
  1. What are the crucial assumptions made by proponents in deriving the sensitivity for fulfillment of the science goals?
  2. How well are these assumptions justified by the proponents based on extrapolation from existing experiments, test beam measurements, and/or validated simulations?
  3. How well have the proponents considered consequences of detector performance being degraded from the assumptions by "reasonable" variations, where "reasonable" is determined from experience with similar detectors?
  4. Are there major scientific risks and opportunities that are not covered sufficiently in the Case Studies?
Review Committee:
  • David Wark (Imperial College/RAL) Chair
  • Paul Grannis (Stony Brook)
  • Dan Green (FNAL)
  • Ko Nishikawa (KEK)
  • Hamish Robertson (Washinton)
  • Bernard Sadoulet (Berkeley)
Material:
Go to day
  • Thursday, November 3, 2011
    • 08:15 - 11:25 Introduction
      • 08:15 Closed Executive Session 45' ( T159 - Long Baseline Room )
      • 09:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks 15'
        Speaker: David Wark
        Material: Slides link
      • 09:15 Review Goals and Organization 15'
        Speaker: Robert Svoboda
        Material: Slides link
      • 09:30 Overview of LBNE Experiment 50'
        Speaker: Dr. Milind Diwan (BNL)
        Material: Slides link
      • 10:20 Break 20'
      • 10:40 Liquid Argon Detector (LAD) Overview 45'
        Speakers: Bruce Baller (Fermilab), Jon Urheim (Indiana University)
        Material: Slides link
    • 11:25 - 14:15 LAD Physics Associated with a Neutrino Beam
      • 11:25 Signal Efficiencies, Backgrounds, Resolutions : Analysis Tools 30'
        Speaker: Dr. Brian Rebel (Fermilab)
        Material: Slides link
      • 11:55 Signal Efficiencies, Backgrounds, Resolutions : Performance Inputs from Operating Detectors 35'
        Speaker: Flavio Cavanna
        Material: Slides link
      • 12:30 Closed Committee working lunch 1h0' ( T159 - Long Baseline Room )
      • 13:30 Sensitivity Analysis for MH and CPV : Sensitivity Studies 25'
        Speaker: Dr. Sam Zeller (FNAL)
        Material: Slides link
      • 13:55 Sensitivity Analysis for MH and CPV : Validating & Updating Sensitivity Input Assumptions 20'
        Speaker: Jennifer Raaf (Fermilab)
        Material: Slides link
    • 14:15 - 16:30 LAD Proton Decay and Astrophysics
      • 14:15 Proton Decay Detector Performance 25'
        Speaker: Jon Urheim (Indiana University)
        Material: Slides link
      • 14:40 Proton Decay Backgrounds 25'
        Speaker: Eric Church
        Material: Slides link
      • 15:05 Supernova Detector Performance 25'
        Speakers: Kate Scholberg (Duke University), Stuart Mufson
        Material: Slides link
      • 15:30 Break 20'
      • 15:50 Other Physics Measurements and Summary 40'
        Speaker: Bonnie Fleming
        Material: Slides link
    • 16:30 - 18:30 Closed Executive Session 2h0' ( Wilson Hall 8X - Hornet's Nest )
  • Friday, November 4, 2011
    • 08:15 - 09:15 Introduction
      • 08:15 Closed Executive Session 30' ( T159 - Long Baseline Room )
      • 08:45 Water Cherenkov Detector (WCD) Overview 30'
        Speaker: Joshua Klein
        Material: Slides link
    • 09:15 - 11:40 WCD Physics Associated with a Neutrino Beam
      • 09:15 Signal Efficiencies, Backgrounds, Resolutions : Validation of the WC Detector Simulation 30'
        Speakers: Chris Walter, Kate Scholberg, Ed Kearns
        Material: Slides link
      • 09:45 Signal Efficiencies, Backgrounds, Resolutions : Extraction of Signal Backgrounds and Efficiencies From SK 30'
        Speaker: Ed Kearns
        Material: Slides link
      • 10:15 Signal Efficiencies, Backgrounds, Resolutions : Scanning Results 20'
        Speaker: Sanjib Mishra
        Material: Slides link
      • 10:35 Break 20'
      • 10:55 Near Detector 15'
        Speaker: Prof. Sanjib Mishra (University of South Carolina)
        Material: Slides link
      • 11:10 Sensitivity for MH and CPV 30'
        Speaker: Mary Bishai (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
        Material: Slides link
    • 11:40 - 15:40 WCD Proton Decay and Astrophysics
      • 11:40 Proton Decay Detector Performance 30'
        Speaker: Ed Kearns
        Material: Slides link
      • 12:10 Closed Committee Working Lunch 1h0' ( T159 - Long Baseline Room )
      • 12:40 Near Detector Complex 30' ( T159 - Long Baseline Room )
        Speaker: Christopher Mauger
        Material: Slides link
      • 13:10 Supernova Detector Performance 30'
        Speaker: Kate Scholberg
        Material: Slides link
      • 13:40 Other Physics Measurements 25'
        Speaker: Joshua Klein
        Material: Slides link
      • 14:05 Possible Upgrades 30'
        Speaker: Richard Kadel
        Material: Slides link
      • 14:35 Break 25'
      • 15:00 Physics Working Group Summary and Plans 40'
        Speaker: Robert Wilson
        Material: Slides link
    • 15:40 - 17:40 Closed Executive Session 2h0' ( Wilson Hall 8X - Hornet's Nest )
  • Saturday, November 5, 2011
    • 08:30 - 14:30 Closed Executive Session 6h0' ( Wilson Hall 8X - Hornet's Nest )
      Lunch will be at a local restaurant.