NuFACT 2018 is the twentieth in the series of yearly international workshops which started in 1999 and which had previously been called the International Workshop on Neutrino Factories. The change of name to International Workshop on Neutrinos from Accelerators is related to the fact that the workshop program has, over the years, come to include all current and future accelerator and also reactor based neutrino projects, including also muon projects, not only the Neutrino Factory project.
The main goal of the workshop is to review the progress of current and future facilities able to improve on measurements of the properties of neutral and charged lepton flavor violation, as well as searches for new phenomena beyond the capabilities of presently planned experiments. The workshop is both interdisciplinary and inter-regional in that experimenters, theorists and accelerator physicists from Asia, the Americas and Europe share expertise with the common goal of reviewing the results of currently operating experiments and designing the next generation of experiments.
The NuFACT 2018 workshop is divided into five Working Groups covering the following topics:
1. Neutrino Oscillation Physics,
2. Neutrino Scattering Physics,
3. Accelerator Physics,
4. Muon Physics Working Group, and
5. Neutrinos Beyond PMNS.
This workshop is sponsored by the Center for Neutrino Physics, Virginia Tech's Department of Physics, Virginia Tech's College of Science, and Virginia Tech's Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation.
Excursions: August 15, 2018
This excursion will venture to the Cascades in Pembroke, VA. This highly scenic, 4-mile round-trip trail meanders along a shaded mountain creek to a 66-foot waterfall within Jefferson National Forest Hike is low to moderate difficulty. Transportation is provided by the conference.
Blue Ridge Parkway Excursion:
The bus will make the following stops:
- Scenic overlook
- Mabry Mill
- Will hear a performance at the Floyd Fest grounds by the AllenSurface Band
- Wine Tasting at Chateau Morrisette
Please note: If you sign up for this excursion you must attend the dinner as transportation will not be going back to the hotel until after.