DURA Annual Meeting 2013

Tuesday March 5, 2013 (8:30 am - 6:00 pm) at SLAC - (Agenda is show below)

The annual meeting of DURA is being held at SLAC on Tuesday, March 5 in the Kavli Auditorium. Registration will be in available at the auditorium lobby, as will refreshments.


The full AGENDA including PDFs of the talks are posted at Indico. Speakers can upload their talks directly at that site.


It will be possible to join via audio using ReadyTalk  (866) 740-1260 / access code is 6078628.


Please note that access to SLAC requires a photo ID at the main gate (e.g. driver’s license, passport) - make reference to the DURA meeting. Parking is limited on site. Please try to carpool or take public transportation to get to SLAC. 



A current list of particpants is available here.


SUMMARY AGENDA (The full agenda including PDFs is available on Indico)
National and International Underground Facilities (8.30-10.30 am): 

SNOLab + Other International Labs - [Nigel Smith, Lab Director] 35'
SURF (SD) - [Kevin Lesko, Lab Director] 20'
Soudan (MN) - [Marvin Marshak, Lab Director] 20'
KURF (NC) - [Jon Link, Director VT Center for Neutrino Astrophysics/Lab User] 20'
Discussion 25'


Agency Reports (11-12.05 pm):

DOE-HEP - Discussion of roadmap and support for science at underground physics programs in US and outside [Michael Salamon, DOE] 30+15'
NSF - Opportunities at US and International Underground Facilities: the NSF viewpoint [Jim Whitmore, NSF] 30+15'
(Time for discussion has been allowed for.)

Neutrinos, Underground Accelerators, and Low Background Counting (1:30-3.30 pm)

Low Background Counting Facilities in US: Status and Plans [Prisca Cushman] 20'
Underground Accelerators [Alberto Lemut, LBL] 20'
Double Beta Decay [Giorgio Gratta, Stanford] 20'
LBNE [Christopher Mauger, LANL] 20'
Neutrino Oscillations Internationally [Bob Svoboda, UCD] 20'

DURA - US Underground Physics (4-6 pm)

Report from DURA [Rick Gaitskell, Chair] 15'
  includes a discussion of an on-going role of DURA
Multidisciplinary Microbiology Activities at URLs and SURF [Joe Wang, LBL]  20'
Status of US Underground Geological and Engineering Studies [Bill Roggenthen, SDSMT]  20'
Dark Matter - Summary of US Underground Program [Mike Witherell, UCSB]  20'
Facilities Planning Process [Gil Gilchriese, LBL] 20' + Discussion 20'
( includes discussion of US underground science program and how it should be organized. )




We encourage all members of DURA to attend this meeting since there will be opportunities for broad-reaching discussion of the issues for the underground science community. Laboratory directors, funding agency officials and senior scientists from the field will be making presentations. 



Accommodation is also available via SLAC web site. 


Registration has been handled through the Cosmic Frontier meeting website. $20 covers the entire DURA event. Deselect the Frontier workshop checkbox if you don't intend to stay for the additional days.