Neutrinos from Accelerators
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:
- Neutrino Oscillation Physics (Working Group 1),
- Neutrino Scattering Physics (Working Group 2),
- Accelerator Physics (Working Group 3),
- Muon Physics (Working Group 4), and
- Neutrinos Beyond PMNS (Working Group 5).
NuFact 2017 is the nineteenth in a series that started in 1999 as an important yearly workshop with emphasis on future neutrino projects. The main goals of the conference are to review the progress on studies of future facilities able to improve on measurements of the properties of neutrinos and charged lepton flavor violation as well as new phenomena searches beyond the capabilities of presently planned experiments. Since such progress in the neutrino sector could require innovation in neutrino beams, the role of a neutrino factory within future HEP initiatives will be addressed.