Nov 8 – 9, 2016
Europe/Zurich timezone

The workshop, taking place in the framework of the CERN neutrino platform, will review the state of the art in TPCs and other detectors required to build the challenging near detectors for the future.

In order to match the increasing systematic precision required for future long baseline oscillation experiments, near detectors are submitted to increasingly stringent requirements to match the far detector response in performance and solid angle. Also they have to provide the cross-sections and other ancillary measurements that are necessary for the analysis of neutrino oscillations.

The T2K ND280 detector is based on active targets surrounded by TPCs and
calorimeters; in view of T2K phase II, a study to upgrade it with new TPCs is ongoing, with the aim of minimizing dead regions and maximizing the acceptance.

Near detectors using high pressure TPCs have also been suggested for T2K/HyperK and DUNE: they might provide sufficient mass to gather a number of neutrino interactions that can be examined in great detail and provide important input to model nuclear effects.

Workshop overview page:

Organising Committee: 

Alain Blondel (Univ. Geneva)

Stefania Bordoni  (CERN)

Gabriella Catanesi  (INFN - Sez. Bari)

Jocelyn Monroe (RHUL)

Marzio Nessi (CERN)

Federico Sanchez (IFAE)

Masashi Yokoyama (Univ. Tokyo)

Marco Zito (CEA/Saclay)


60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)
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Registration will be open from 21st September to 15th October 2016.

The workshop fee is 120 CHF/ participant. It includes the coffee breaks, the lunches and one social dinner. The fee can be paid by Credit card only.

If  accommodation is needed, it is in your interest to check the options and availability as from now, by contacting the CERN Housing service .

For External or User's registrations at CERN, more information can be found here .

If you need an invitation letter for VISA purposes, please contact urgently our secretary . More details con be found here .