The goal of this international workshop is to review the status and future of direct and indirect neutrino mass measurements in the laboratory as well as from astrophysical and cosmological observations.
This meeting will bring together experts from neutrino physics, astrophysics, and cosmology to critically assess the prospects for the measurement of the neutrino mass and the determination of the neutrino mass spectrum in the next decade.
The topics to be covered in this workshop include the following:
Absolute neutrino masses and neutrino mass spectrum: theory and experiments
Direct neutrino mass measurements: beta decay and electron capture end-point studies
Effective Majorana neutrino masses in neutrinoless double beta decay experiments
Massive sterile neutrinos: theory and experiments
Astrophysical information on neutrino masses: supernovae
Cosmological constraints on neutrino masses: large scale structure, CMB anisotropies, weak lensing,...
The workshop will review status and perspectives for each of this topics, focusing on running and projected experiments. Special emphasis will be put on how new experimental techniques and theoretical ideas will impact our ability to complete the neutrino mass spectrum picture.
You can find a selection of recent publications which may inspire the workshop discussions and presentations in the Bibliography section. After registering to this web site (here) you will be welcome to submit more papers.
Workshop general information
The workshop will be held at the Dipartimento di Fisica "G. Occhialini" of Università di Milano-Bicocca. The number of participants is limited to about 50 and people willing to participate are kindly requested to apply using the form in the Registration section not later than November 18th.
The workshop will span four days and consist of review talks, selected presentations on new developments in experiment, observation, and theory, as well as discussion sessions. All talks will be plenary and will have time for discussion.
The workshop aims at developing a coherent picture of the status and future prospects of terrestrial and astrophysical measurements of neutrino mass. We would like to edit a white paper to be published on arXiv.org with the topic summaries and short resumes of the talks.
For more detailed and updated information take a look to the Practical Informations section.
Scientific Organizers (see contacts)
- Angelo Nucciotti
- Francesco Terranova
Scientific Secretariat (see contacts)
- Elena Ferri
- Marco Faverzani