SNOLAB Workshop V
August 21st & 22nd
(Sudbury, CANADA)

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Workshop Motivation and Topics



Our Vth SNOLAB workshop will be hosted at the facility's new surface building, commencing at 8:30 am on Monday, August 21, 2006 and adjourning, for general participants, on Tuesday, August 22, 2006. The main goals of the workshop are:

1. To evaluate the status and progress on SNOLAB development and individual projects proposed for SNOLAB,
2. To implement a SNOLAB User’s Group, and
3. To further develop the scientific program for SNOLAB.

The workshop agenda is divided into seven main sections, each of which may have many sub-categories. Section I will focus on the status of the SNOLAB Construction & Development, EAC Recommendations & Scientific Program, and the SNOLAB Operations & User's Group. Specifically, technical presentations should focus on technical progress, infrastructure & strategy, and schedules.

Presentations on the status of projects endorsed by the EAC at the IVth SNOLAB workshop will be the focus of Section II, and these are:

1. SuperCDMS,
2. DEAP,
3. ZEPLIN,
4. PICASSO,
5. Majorana,
6. EXO,
7. SNO+,
8. CLEAN, and
9. HALO.

Potential new developments or proposals to site experiments at SNOLAB will serve as the topics of Section III. New proposals, or developments of LOI's previously submitted to SNOLAB will be considered by the EAC. These topics will be:

1. GERDA,
2. COBRA,
3. COUPP,
4. Noble Liquid Tracking Detectors, and
5. SIGN.

Many synergies and common infrastructure requirements exist amongst different experiments searching for rare events underground. Senction IV is dedicated to such dicussions, which will be:

1. A Common Water Shield,
2. Radioactive Screening at SNOLAB,
3. International Needs for Radioactive Screening,
4. Radon, and
5. Neutron Background Studies.

The remaining Sections 5, 6, and 7, will focus on Underground Seismic Research, User's Group & Strategy, and Implementing an Initial Suite of Experiments, respectively.

Participants are kindly asked to register for the workshop. If participants wish to make a presentation that isn't already scheduled for the workshop they are asked to inform Andrew Hime (ahime@lanl.gov) directly so that the agenda can be appropriately modified.

Please see the first bulletin and the preliminary agenda.

Participants could arrive on Saturday or Sunday the 19-20th of August, with workshop sessions held on the 21st & 22nd of August. There is a banquet dinner planned for the Monday evening on the 21st. Underground tours of SNO are planned to follow the workshop with two tour slots available: Wednesday, July 23rd, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Please use the registration page to register and sign up for underground tours slots, or the tours page to review or modify your tour request.

The workshop is funded in part by SNOLAB (through the Canada Foundation for Innovation), and is organized by SNOLAB and SNOLAB Institute Universities.

Please use the online registration at your earliest convenience to participate.