T. William Donnelly

Gerald Garvey
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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University of Toronto

Geralyn Zeller
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

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INT Workshop INT-16-63W
Theoretical Developments in Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering

December 5 - 9, 2016

Neutrino interactions continue to be a dynamic and critical field of study at the interface of nuclear and particle physics. Progress on understanding neutrino-nucleus scattering is mainly being driven by the needs of neutrino oscillation experiments which aim for unprecedented precision in measuring oscillation parameters and observing new effects such as CP violation. With the global neutrino oscillation program moving full steam ahead, continuous engagement on neutrino-nucleus issues remains critical for the current and future program. Adding to this need, recent neutrino interaction measurements have revealed unexpected and interesting nuclear physics which must be better understood.

This workshop will be the second in this series. A prior INT workshop was held in December 2013 and brought together nearly 50 experts from around the world to examine the theory and modeling of neutrino-nucleus interactions. This second gathering will examine the significant experimental and theoretical progress that has been made since the first INT workshop:

  • On the first day of the workshop, the status of neutrino experimental measurements will be summarized including an overview of where consensus exists among the various experimental results and where discrepancies prevent a consistent explanation of the data.

  • We will then examine connections with electron scattering and review progress that has been made on the various theoretical approaches (GFMC, SUSA, RPA, RMF, etc.) with a focus towards confronting the experimental results and clarifying the interconnections between different theoretical methods.

We expect to have a few presentations each day to set up the framework for the discussion and leave the rest of the day for open-ended discussions.

This workshop will gather experts from the neutrino/electron-scattering experimental and theory communities over a period of 5 days to discuss the most critical issues faced in measuring and modeling neutrino scattering on nuclei. This will include frank discussions of the current state of affairs and necessary next steps.

Garvey Symposium (December 10, 2016)
(This symposium is a separate event and not organized by the INT)

There will be a $45 registration fee to attend the 16-63W workshop. The registration fee includes participation in the workshop, lectures, and coffee breaks.