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DURA Annual Meeting 2013



Kavli Auditorium, SLAC
Jason Detwiler (University of Washington), Richard Gaitskell (Brown University)

The annual meeting of DURA is being held at SLAC on Tuesday, March 5 in the Kavli Auditorium.

It will be possible to join via audio using ReadyTalk: (866) 740-1260, access code: 6078628.

We encourage all members of DURA to attend this meeting since there will be opportunities for broad-reaching discussion of the issues for the underground science community. Laboratory directors, funding agency officials and senior scientists from the field will be making presentations.

Please note that access to SLAC requires a photo ID at the main gate (e.g. driver’s license, passport) - make reference to the DURA meeting. Parking is limited on site. Please try to carpool or take public transportation to get to SLAC.

A current list of particpants is available here.

    • 8:00 AM 8:30 AM
      Refreshments 30m
    • 8:30 AM 10:30 AM
      National and International Underground Facilities
      • 8:30 AM
        SNOLab and Other International Labs 35m
        Speaker: Nigel Smith (SNOLab)
      • 9:05 AM
        SURF (SD) 20m
        Speaker: Kevin Lesko (SURF)
      • 9:25 AM
        Soudan (MN) 20m
        Speaker: Marvin Marshak (Soudan)
      • 9:45 AM
        KURF (Virginia) 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Jonathon Link (Virginia Polytechnic Institute)
      • 10:05 AM
        Discussion Time (can be spread over above talks) 25m
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Break 30m
    • 11:00 AM 12:05 PM
      Agency Reports
      • 11:00 AM
        DOE-HEP - Discussion of roadmap and support for science at underground physics programs in US and outside 45m
        Speaker: Michael Salamon (DOE)
      • 11:45 AM
        NSF - Opportunities at US and International Underground Facilities: the NSF viewpoint 20m
        Speaker: Jim Whitmore (NSF)
    • 12:05 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch 1h 25m
    • 1:30 PM 3:30 PM
      Neutrinos, Underground Accelerators, and Low Background Counting
      • 1:30 PM
        Low Background Counting Facilities in US: Status and Plans 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Priscilla Cushman (University of Minnesota)
      • 1:50 PM
        Underground Accelerators 20m
        Speaker: Alberto Lemut (LBNL)
      • 2:10 PM
        Double Beta Decay 20m
        Speaker: Giorgio Gratta (Stanford)
      • 2:30 PM
        LBNE 20m
        Speaker: Dr Christopher Mauger (LANL)
      • 2:50 PM
        International Perspective - Neutrino Oscillations 20m
        Speaker: Mary Bishai (FNAL)
      • 3:10 PM
        Time for discussion 20m
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Break 30m
    • 4:00 PM 6:00 PM
      DURA - US Underground Physics
      • 4:00 PM
        Report from DURA and discussion of an on-going role of DURA 15m
        Speaker: Prof. Richard Gaitskell (Brown University)
      • 4:15 PM
        Multidisciplinary Microbiology Activities at URLs and SURF 20m
        Speaker: Joe Wang (LBNL)
      • 4:35 PM
        Status of US Underground Geological and Engineering Studies 20m
        Speaker: Bill Roggenthen (SDSMT)
      • 4:55 PM
        Dark Matter - Summary of US Underground Program 20m
        Speaker: Mike Witherell (UCSB)
      • 5:15 PM
        Facilities Planning Process (includes discussion of US underground science program and how it should be organized) 45m
        Speaker: Murdock Gilchriese (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)