T. William Donnelly
July 31 to August 25, 2006
In response to this growing demand, a four-week program has been devised toward understanding in greater detail the theoretical and experimental issues associated with neutrino response functions. The program hopes to provide a forum by which experts from theoretical, phenomenological, and experimental backgrounds can exchange ideas. Some of the specific topics that are to be addressed include: generalized scaling models that map electron response functions to neutrinos; shell-model and RPA comparisons of low energy neutrino cross-sections, transitions of quasi-elastic to resonance production in neutrino responses, nuclear shadowing effects, and related topics.
The structure of the four-week session will consist of an initial week where experimentalists could review the status of the models and event generators currently employed, followed by a two-week dialog among the theorists aimed at identifying practical steps that could be taken now to improve the reliability of the nuclear response modeling. The final week will culminate in a summary paper that presents a series of recommendations to the community. An important component could be validation: predictions that will be testable in controlled experiments with the NuMI beam and elsewhere. The program will start on July 31st and continue until August 25th, 2006.