(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory), Jonathon Link
(Virginia Polytechnic Institute)
This is a workshop on the nuSTORM experiment (Neutrinos from STORed Muons). NuSTORM is an entry-level muon storage ring intended to produce flavor pure beams of muon neutrinos and electron antineutrinos (or electron neutrinos and muon antineutrinos when mu-minus are stored). When paired with a magnetized detector at short baseline (1 to 2 km), nuSTORM is intended to make a definitive measurement on the presence or absence of an LSND/MiniBooNE type sterile neutrino. Near detectors in the nuSTORM beam could be used to make very clean, high statistics measurements of both electron and muon neutrino cross sections.
The nuSTORM LOI was presented at the recent Fermilab PAC meeting in Aspen and we have been encouraged to proceed to a full proposal (See the PAC response, the letter regarding nuSTORM from Pier Oddone and the LOI at: https://indico.fnal.gov/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5710) . Now is the time to begin building a collaboration to pursue this program and we invite you to join us for this introductory workshop to figure out what you can do or to just lean more.
Our goal is to have the full proposal ready for the June 2013 Fermilab PAC meeting and the Snowmass meeting next summer.