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NeuTel 13 To Start In A Month !

February 14, 2013

Here we go again. In exactly a month, the new edition of the Neutrino Telescopes conference will take place as usual in the wonderful setting of Palazzo Franchetti, in Venice. And this blog will cover the event with reports from the presentations, gossip, and (we hope) interesting discussions.

The conference is scheduled to take place from March 11th to March 15th, 2013. For detailed scheduling information and other news please visit the web-site of the conference. If instead you are wondering what will be the main topics but are too lazy to follow links, here is a quick-and-dirty guide to some of the contributions, arranged by day.

Tuesday, March 12th: Carlo Rubbia will talk about “New concepts for a Higgs factory”. The rest of the day will be a showcase of results from neutrino experiments, such as ICARUS, OPERA, MINOS, Superkamiokande, etcetera.

Wednesday, March 13th: the day will be packed full of interesting theoretical talks alternating with experiment reports, including two discussions on the reactor antineutrino anomaly, results from AMS, Nova, Daya Bay II.

Thursday, March 14th: more experimental reports and theory talks, including discussions of experimental challenges in double beta decays, an overview of atmospheric neutrinos, a discussion of future neutrino projects in the US, plus reports from Gerda, Cuore, and other experiments.

Friday, March 15th: the final morning of the conference will be dedicated to Antares, IceCube, and similar experiments, plus discussions of astroparticle physics and cosmology.

All in all, this promises to be a crash course on neutrino physics for those like me, who tend to get a refill every couple of years and then forget about the whole thing until the next Neutel! However, if you are asking what are the expectations for novelties and possible new groundbreaking results, I think I will turn this question to some of the collaborators of this blog, who are much better informed on the matter – so stay tuned for the next post !

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