DURA Annual Meeting 2013

US/Pacific
Universe

Universe

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

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
      Refreshments
    • National and International Underground Facilities
      • 1
        SNOLab and Other International Labs
        Speaker: Nigel Smith (SNOLab)
        Slides
      • 2
        SURF (SD)
        Speaker: Kevin Lesko (SURF)
        Slides
      • 3
        Soudan (MN)
        Speaker: Marvin Marshak (Soudan)
        Slides
      • 4
        KURF (Virginia)
        Speaker: Prof. Jonathon Link (Virginia Polytechnic Institute)
        Slides
      • 5
        Discussion Time (can be spread over above talks)
    • 10:30 AM
      Break
    • Agency Reports
      • 6
        DOE-HEP - Discussion of roadmap and support for science at underground physics programs in US and outside
        Speaker: Michael Salamon (DOE)
        Slides
      • 7
        NSF - Opportunities at US and International Underground Facilities: the NSF viewpoint
        Speaker: Jim Whitmore (NSF)
        Slides
    • 12:05 PM
      Lunch
    • Neutrinos, Underground Accelerators, and Low Background Counting
      • 8
        Low Background Counting Facilities in US: Status and Plans
        Speaker: Prof. Priscilla Cushman (University of Minnesota)
        Slides
      • 9
        Underground Accelerators
        Speaker: Alberto Lemut (LBNL)
        Slides
      • 10
        Double Beta Decay
        Speaker: Giorgio Gratta (Stanford)
        Slides
      • 11
        LBNE
        Speaker: Dr Christopher Mauger (LANL)
        Slides
      • 12
        International Perspective - Neutrino Oscillations
        Speaker: Mary Bishai (FNAL)
        Slides
      • 13
        Time for discussion
    • 3:30 PM
      Break
    • DURA - US Underground Physics
      • 14
        Report from DURA and discussion of an on-going role of DURA
        Speaker: Prof. Richard Gaitskell (Brown University)
        Slides
      • 15
        Multidisciplinary Microbiology Activities at URLs and SURF
        Speaker: Joe Wang (LBNL)
        Slides
      • 16
        Status of US Underground Geological and Engineering Studies
        Speaker: Bill Roggenthen (SDSMT)
        Slides
      • 17
        Dark Matter - Summary of US Underground Program
        Speaker: Mike Witherell (UCSB)
        Slides
      • 18
        Facilities Planning Process (includes discussion of US underground science program and how it should be organized)
        Speaker: Murdock Gilchriese (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
        Slides