The International Symposium on Opportunities in Underground Physics is being organized as a forum to strengthen international support for large-scale underground detectors to address a broad program physics program. We would like to discuss both the science potential of such detectors and also how the field could be strengthened by international cooperation in this area.  These inputs will be used in the US preparation for Snowmass.

The program will include invited theoretical and experimental talks on the subjects of neutrino and underground physics with topics such as:
  • Accurate determination of the atmospheric mixing angle theta-23 as well as mass-ordering and the discovery of CP violation in the neutrino sector;
  • A sensitive search for proton decay, the discovery of which would have profound significance for unification ideas;
  • Efficient studies of supernova neutrinos, which would be of major importance to particle physics, nuclear physics and astrophysics.
In addition to the invited talks there will be a roundtable discussion concerning international coordination in this field.  We expect there to be plenty of discussion on the sidelines of the meeting. We would like to make this a productive meeting that can inform the particle and nuclear physics planning process both in the US and abroad. 

Organizing Committee:
  • Robert Svoboda (co-chair)
  • Milind Diwan (co-chair)
  • Kaladi Babu
  • Alex Friedland
  • Maury Goodman
  • Boris Kayser
  • Jogesh Pati
  • Kate Scholberg
  • Robert Wilson
  • Marc Bergevin (Scientific Secretary)

Sponsored by: The Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (INPAC) of the University of California, Argonne National Laboratory, and Brookhaven National Laboratory; with additional support from the U.S. Department of Energy

Dates: from 24 May 2013 18:00 to 27 May 2013 12:00
Timezone: US/Pacific
Location: Asilomar, California