Here is a list topics for discussion at our Feb. 7-8 meeting; Saturday afternoon will include a brief review of possible experiment sites and a discussion of non-theta13 physics possibilities with reactor experiments. On Sunday, we'll focus on theta13 issues and make plans for the next couple of months.
Saturday's session will begin at 1:30 in room 480 of The Enrico Fermi Institute at 5640 S. Ellis Avenue. Sunday's session will go from 9 to ~4:30. On Sunday, continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
I. Physics Possibilities of Reactor Neutrino Experiments - theta13 (delta m^2 13) - neutrino magnetic moment - Finesse physics - structure functions - sin^2 theta W (can NuTeV result be checked?) - Search for oscillation effects of sterile neutrinos (If MiniBoone confirms LSND signal, can reactor experiments be helful?) - CPT tests (nu bar from reactor vs. solar neutrino); can new experiments improve these tests - Can detectors also be useful for supernova detection? - Can other experiments (or detector R&D) take advantage of new underground facilities near reactor? - Better measurement of absolute neutrino spectrum from reactor? II. Reactor experiment to measure theta13 A. Systematic issues common to all approaches: -- efficiency -- energy calibration -- background B. General detector issues -- Choice of scintillator -- Number of detector regions -- Calibration schemes -- Movable detectors C. Comparison of different experimental approaches -- Can we develop figures of merit to compare different experimental approaches, sites? -- What will be needed to establish a signal? For example, will some energy spectrum information be required? Will it be necessary to evaluate detector efficiency in independent ways? -- Other issues relevant for site selection (e.g., environmental impact). D. Systematic precision attainable with different experiments o. BRIEF reports on worldwide activities i. Small (CHOOZ-2): fixed 10-ton detectors at 1.1 km baseline ii. Medium: 50-ton detectors (Movable vs Fixed) iii. Large: 250-1000 ton (single or multiple far detectors -- are identical near and far detectors needed?). What is the ultimate reactor experiment? E. Sensitivity studies for different options; complementarity with accelerators F. Discussion of cost/timescale for different scales of experiments. III. Discussion of possible roadmap for future reactor neutrino experiments.