SNOLAB 2009

Program

SNOLAB2009 Agenda available here.

August 27th  2009

08:00 – 08:30

Registration

 

Session I:  SNOLAB Facility Status

 

08:30 – 08:35

Introduction/Welcome

Nigel Smith

 

08:35 – 09:05

Status of SNOLAB Facility

Fraser Duncan

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09:05 - 09:20

Status of SNOLAB Science Preparations

Nigel Smith

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Session II:  Status of Experimental Programme: Dark Matter and Neutrino

 

09:20 – 10:00

The Picasso experiment

Carsten Krauss

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10:00 – 10:20

Recent results from DEAP-1

Chris Jillings

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10:20 – 10:40

Coffee

10:40 – 11:30

Status update on the DEAP-3600 dark matter experiment

Mark Boulay

 

11:30 – 12:30

The miniCLEAN dark matter experiment

Dan McKinsey

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12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

 

13:30 – 14:10

The COUPP experiment at SNOLAB

Erik Ramberg

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14:10 – 14:50

Status update on CDMS

Wolfgang Rau

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14:50 – 15:30

Progress on a gaseous Xe detector for double beta detection (EXO)

David Sinclair

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15:30 – 15:50

An update on the HALO Supernova detector

Clarence Virtue

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15:50 – 16:10

The physics of HALO

Stan Yen

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16:10 – 16:30

Coffee

 

Session III:  Update on Underground Laboratories

 

16:30 – 17:00

Status of the Fréjus and European Laboratories

Fabrice Piquemal

 

17:00 – 17:30

An update on the EXO project

Giorgio Gratta

 

17:30 – 17:45

An update on PANAGIC activities

David Sinclair

 

 

16:30 – 17:45

EAC in Camera

 

18:30 - 19:00

Dinner at Science North Restaurant

All !

 

 

August 28th  2009

Session IV:  Status of Experimental Programme: Neutrino and Dark Matter

 

08:30 – 09:30

Status update on the SNO+ detector

Mark Chen

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09:30 – 09:50

Depleted argon from underground wells

Frank Calaprice

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09:50 – 10:30

A two-phase depleted argon detector for direct dark matter searches

Cristiano Galbiati

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10:30 – 11:00

Coffee

 

10:50 – 12:30

EAC in Camera

11:00 – 12:30

Time available for working groups

 

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

 

Session V:  News From Around the Labs

 

13:30 – 14:00

The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE)

Carlos Martinez

 

14:00 – 14:30

Acrylic attenuation measurements at Queen's and Mini-bucket
cryogenic tests

Victor Golovko

 

 

Session V:  Feedback and close-out

 

14:30 – 14:55

Feedback from EAC

Stewart Smith

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14:55 – 15:00

Closing Remarks

Tony Noble

 

 

 

Tours

We will have an underground tour available On Wednesday August 26, 2009

Please remember:

Contact lenses are strictly prohibited underground.
Wear good socks.
We suggest men wear socks and underwear under the mine gear.
Women should wear a tshirt and shorts. (There is a 4" slit in the coveralls that some women might find immodest if wearing small briefs.)
If you have long hair, please tie it in a ponytail.
Lockers are available on surface.
Showers are available on surface after the tour.
We supply mine gear and clean-room clothing.
If you have your own green-tag CSA safety boots, please bring them.

 

 

 

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Experiments at SNOLAB include topics in astroparticle physics studying properties of neutrinos, measuring properties of the Sun and looking for Dark Matter.