Program


International School of Nuclear Physics
31st Course
Neutrinos in Cosmology, in Astro-, Particle- and Nuclear Physics
Erice, Sicily
September 16-24, 2009


Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday


Thursday,  September 17

San Domenico, Dirac Lecture Hall

Chair: A. Faessler
09:00 - 09:20 Welcome
09:20 - 10:05 A. Suzuki (KEK, Tsukuba)
KamLAND and T2K
10:20 - 11:05 R. Mohapatra (Univ of Maryland, College Park)
Neutrino Mass and Unification
11:20 - 11:45 Coffee
Chair: F. Suekane
11:45 - 12:30 M. Shiozawa (Tokyo)
Super-Kamiokande
13:00  Lunch

Parallel Session A

San Domenico, Dirac Lecture Hall

Chair: K. Kubodera
16:00 - 16:45 M. C. Volpe (Orsay)
Search for CP violation in the lepton sector
16:55 - 17:25 T. Kafka (Tufts University, Medford)
Prospects and Status of the MINERvA Experiment at FNAL
17:30 - 18:00 Coffee
Chair: D. Caldwell
18:00 - 18:25 T. Kafka (Tufts University, Medford)
MINOS Experiment at Fermilab
18:30 - 18:55 S. Dusini (Padova)
The OPERA experiment: a direct search of the
muon-neutrino to tau-neutrino oscillations
19:00 - 19:25 K. Muto (Tokyo)
Nuclear structure aspects of single and double beta decays for neutrino mass
19:30 - 19:55 D. Nygren (Berkeley)
High-Pressure Xenon Gas TPC for neutrinoless double beta decay

Parallel Session B

San Rocco, Feynman Lecture Hall

Chair: P. Kienle
16:00 - 16:30 J. Bonn (Mainz)
The KATRIN Neutrino Mass Experiment
16:35 - 17:00 S. Mertens (Karlsruhe)
Electromagnetic Design of the Spectrometer Section of the KATRIN Experiment
17:05 - 17:25 K. Hugenberg (Muenster)
An angular defined pulsed UV LED Photoelectron Source for KATRIN
17:30 - 18:00 Coffee
Chair: P. Kienle
18:00 - 18:15 K. Valerius (Erlangen)
The Electrode Sytem of the KATRIN main spectrometer
18:20 - 18:35 W. Kaefer (Karlsruhe)
The Windowless Gaseous Tritium Source of KATRIN
18:40 - 18:55 A. Beckwith (Madison, Alabama)
Entropy, neutrino physics, and the lithium problem
- why stars with no lithium in early universe exist
19:00 - 19:20 O. Micu (Dortmund)
Explaining LSND and MiniBooNE using altered neutrino dispersion relations
19:25 - 19:50 S. Roth (Munich)
Direct Dark Matter Search with the Experiments CRESST and EURECA

Friday,  September 18

San Domenico, Dirac Lecture Hall

Chair: J. Bonn
09:00 - 09:45 H. Ejiri (Osaka)
Majorana neutrino masses studied by double beta decays
and neutrino nuclear responses
10:00 - 10:45 E. Fiorini (Milano)
Neutrino physics with cryogenic detectors
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee
Chair: F. Bosch
11:30 - 12:15 F. Simkovic (Bratislava)
Double Beta Decay: A problem of particle, nuclear and atomic physics
12:30 - 12:55 S.-B. Kim (Seoul)
RENO for neutrino mixing angle theta13
13:00  Lunch

Parallel Session A

San Domenico, Dirac Lecture Hall

Chair: J. Suhonen
16:00 - 16:30 F. Avignone (Columbia, SC)
The Majorana R&D Project
16:35 - 17:05 B. Majorovits (Munich)
Segmented HPGe Detectors for the Search of Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay
17:10 - 17:25 T.-C. Liu (Hsinchu)
Neutrino Flavor Ratio on Earth and at Astrophysical Sources
17:30 - 18:00 Coffee
Chair: F. Avignone
18:00 - 18:30 J. Suhonen (Jyvaskyla)
Nuclear Matrix Elements for Rare Decays
18:40 - 19:10 V. Rodin (Tuebingen)
How to measure nuclear matrix elements of neutrinoless double beta decay?
19:20 - 19:50 A. Hallin (Edmonton)
Neutrino Physics with the SNO and SNO+ detectors

Parallel Session B

San Rocco, Feynman Lecture Hall

Chair: D. Blaschke
16:00 - 16:25 F. Bosch (Darmstadt)
Observation of non-exponential orbital electron capture decay
16:30 - 16:55 P. Kienle (Munich)
Time-Modulation of Entangled Two-Body Weak Decays
with Massive Neutrinos
17:00 - 17:25 A. Merle (Heidelberg)
The GSI oscillation mystery
17:30 - 18:00 Coffee
Chair: H. Paes
18:00 - 18:20 N. Fiuza de Barros (Lisbon)
Prospects for the SNO combined 3-phase neutrino oscillation analysis
18:25 - 18:45 Y. Li (Torino)
Matter Effects in Active-Sterile Solar Neutrino Oscillations
18:50 - 19:10 M. Zralek (Katowice)
Neutrino oscillations beyond the Standard Model
19:15 - 19:40 K. Kubodera (Columbia, SC)
Effective Field Theory and Electroweak Processes in Nuclei

Saturday,  September 19

San Domenico, Dirac Lecture Hall

Chair: C. Weinheimer
09:00 - 09:30 H. Fritzsch (Munich)
Neutrino Masses and Flavor Mixing
09:35 - 10:05 A. McDonald (Kingston)
SNO and the new SNOLAB
10:10 - 10:30 G. Mills (Los Alamos)
Short Baseline Neutrino Physics: MiniBooNE and Beyond
10:35 - 10:55 V. Flaminio (Pisa)
Physics with underwater neutrino telescopes
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee
Chair: K. Zuber
11:30 - 12:15 E. Lisi (Bari)
Analysis of neutrino mass, mixing and flavor change
13:15 - 19:00 Excursion:  San Vito lo Capo

Sunday,  September 20

San Domenico, Dirac Lecture Hall

Chair: H. Fritzsch
09:00 - 09:45 G. Raffelt (Munich)
Physics Opportiunities with Supernova Neutrinos
10:00 - 10:30 J. Hoerandel (Nijmegen)
Cosmic rays at the highest energies
10:35 - 10:55 T. Kajino (Tokyo)
An alternative to inflation; critical role of neutrino anisotropic stress
in cosmology
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee
Chair: K. Langanke
11:30 - 11:55 D. Fargion (Rome)
UHECR versus UHE Tau Neutrino Astronomy
12:00 - 12:25 A. Santangelo (Tübingen)
Space Based Studies of Ultra High Energy Neutrinos
12:30 - 12:55 J. Jochum (Tübingen)
GERmanium Detector Array - search for 0ν2β decay
13:00  Lunch

Parallel Session A

San Domenico, Dirac Lecture Hall

Chair: J. Jochum
16:00 - 16:40 S. Petcov (Trieste)
Neutrino Mass Spectrum, Leptonic CP-Violation, (ββ0ν)-Decay
and Leptogenesis
16:50 - 17:25 H. Minakata (Tokyo)
Perturbation theory of Neutrino Oscillation with and without non-standard interactions
17:30 - 18:00 Coffee
Chair: D. Nygren
18:00 - 18:25 R. Viollier (Cape Town)
Neutrino masses, dark matter, and the mysterious early quasars
18:30 - 18:55 G. Vitiello (Salerno)
Neutrino mixing and dark energy
19:00 - 19:25 K. Zuber (Dresden)
Status of the COBRA experiment
18:30 - 19:55 S. Smith (Honolulu)
Hawai'i Anti-Neutrino Observatory (HANOHANO)

Parallel Session B

San Rocco, Feynman Lecture Hall

Chair: M. Buballa
16:00 - 16:30 R. Volkas (Melbourne)
Neutrinos and flavour in a brane model
16:40 - 17:00 R. de Adelhart Toorop (Amsterdam)
Quark-lepton complementarity in an S4 Pati Salam inspired scenario
17:05 - 17:25 T. Asaka (Niigata)
Baryogenesis via sterile neutrino oscillation and neutrino parameters
17:30 - 18:00 Coffee
Chair: H. Steiner
18:00 - 18:25 W. Rodejohann (Heidelberg)
Scaling in the neutrino mass matrix and the see-saw mechanism
18:30 - 18:55 M. Fukugita (Tokyo)
Massive Neutrinos and Structure Formation in the Universe
19:00 - 19:25 M. Ch. Chen (Irvine)
A Novel Origin of CP Violation in Neutrino Mixing and Quark CKM Matrices

Monday,  September 21

San Domenico, Dirac Lecture Hall

Chair: G. Raffelt
09:00 - 09:45 M. Lindner (Heidelberg)
Double Chooz and its Physics Potential
10:00 - 10:45 R. McKeown (Pasadena)
Determination of the neutrino mixing angle theta13
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee
Chair: A. Kopylov
11:30 - 11:55 H. Steiner (Berkeley)
The Daya Bay Experiment to Measure θ13 (pdf)
(additional ppt file with animation)
12:00 - 12:25 T. Lachenmaier (Munich)
Physics with the large liquid-scintillator detector LENA
12:30 - 12:55 Ch. Weinheimer (Münster)
Neutrino Oscillations with a polarized Laser beam:
an analogical demonstration experiment
13:00  Lunch

Parallel Session A

San Domenico, Dirac Lecture Hall

Chair: T. Asaka
16:00 - 16:20 C. Kraus (Kingston)
SNO+ : Status and Double Beta Decay
16:25 - 16:45 S. Peeters (Sussex)
SNO+ : Scintillator, calibration and its rich neutrino physics program
16:50 - 17:05 L. Simard (Orsay)
Results from the double beta decay experiment NEMO3
The SuperNEMO project
17:10 - 17:25 I. Nasteva (Manchester)
Probing the mechanism of neutrinoless double beta decay with SuperNEMO
17:30 - 18:00 Coffee
Chair: T. Kosmas
18:00 - 18:20 D. Kirilova (Sofia)
BBN constraints on neutrino and CNB
18:25 - 18:50 A. Kopylov (Moscow)
Prospects to observe a CNO cycle by solar neutrinos
18:55 - 19:25 K. Langanke (Darmstadt)
Supernova neutrino-nucleus reactions
19:30 - 19:55 G. Martinez-Pinedo (Darmstadt)
Neutrinos and Explosive Nucleosynthesis

Parallel Session B

San Rocco, FeynmanLecture Hall

Chair: S. Petcov
16:00 - 16:30 T. Kosmas (Ioannina)
Neutrino-Nucleus reactions for terrestrial experiments and Astrophysics
16:35 - 16:55 K. Balasi (Ioannina)
Response of Mo isotopes as supernova detectors
17:00 - 17:20 V. Tsakstara (Ioannina)
Supernova neutrino detection by terrestrial neutrino detection targets
17:30 - 18:00 Coffee
Chair: R. Volkas
18:00 - 18:25 D. Blaschke (Wroclaw)
Neutrinos in dense matter and cooling of compact stars
18:30 - 18:55 D. Suematsu (Kanazawa)
Neutrino mass models and dark matter
19:00 - 19:20 R. Dvornicky (Bratislava)
Neutrino mass in tritium and rhenium single beta decay

Tuesday,  September 22

09:00 - 20:00 Excursion:  Monreale and Palermo

Wednesday,  September 23

San Domenico, Dirac Lecture Hall

Chair: A. Santangelo
09:00 - 09:35 A. Faessler (Tuebingen)
The disappearance of a nuclear physicist: Ettore Majorana
09:45 - 10:20 G. Bellini (Milano)
Study of neutrino interactions over 200 keV lower threshold
10:30 - 10:55 D. Frekers (Muenster)
Matrix-elements for double betadecay -- Some surprises in nuclear physics
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee
Chair: R. Viollier
11:30 - 11:55 H. Paes (Dortmund)
Neutrinoless double beta decay in the LHC era
12:00 - 12:25 S. Mishra (Columbia, SC)
Discoveries in Long Baseline neutrino Experiments:
Precision Ingredients
12:30 - 12:55 C. Broggini (Padova)
LUNA and the Sun
13:00  Lunch
Chair: D. Frekers
16:00 - 16:25 L. Bogdanova (Moscow)
40 MCi Tritium source for experiments with low energy neutrinos
16:30 - 16:55 F. Suekane (Sendai)
Prospects of Reactor Neutrino Oscillation experiments
17:00 - 17:25 D. Caldwell (Santa Barbara)
Testing a New Sterile Neutrino Dark Matter Candidate
17:30 - 18:00 Coffee
Chair: J. Wambach
18:00 - 19:30 Panel discussion:   The prospects of Neutrino Physics
F. Avignone:   Double Beta Decay
G. Bellini:        Solar Neutrinos
M. Lindner:      Neutrino matrix and theta(1,3)
A. McDonald:  Underground Labs; SNO-Lab
G. Raffelt:        Cosmology
F. Suekane:     KamLAND and long-baseline experiments
After the panelists' statements: discussion with and among the floor
20:15 - 24:00 Conference Dinner   (Restaurant ERMIONE, outside of Porta Trapani)



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