Muon storage rings have been proposed for use as a source of high-energy neutrino beams (the Neutrino Factory) and as the basis for a high-energy lepton-anti-lepton collider (the Muon Collider). The Neutrino Factory is widely believed to be the machine of choice for the search for leptonic-CP violation while the Muon Collider may prove to be the most practical route to multi-TeV lepton-anti-lepton collisions. Though conceived to serve quite distinct programmes of research into the physics of fundamental particles, the accelerator facilities required have many features in common. Compelling synergies exist between the R&D programmes that are required to make either the Neutrino Factory or the Muon Collider a realistic future option for the field.
The aims of the meeting, are therefore:
•To summarise the physics of neutrinos and the implications of recent observations for particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology;
•To review the physics potential of the Neutrino Factory and the Muon Collider and the detector technologies that are required;
•To discuss in detail the Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider accelerator R&D programmes that are presently being carried out; and
•To assess the strength of the synergies between the future Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider R&D programmes and the opportunities for collaboration that such synergies present.