It is an exciting time in the area of neutrino physics. Experiments, both
current and planned at Fermilab and around the world, are probing the neutrino mass-mixing
matrix, uncovering the mysteries of the elusive neutrino.
In recognition of the need to plan future experiments in a world wide context, and using
limited resources in the most efficient manner, the Department of Energy's Office of Science
has created and charged a Neutrino Science Advisory Group (NuSAG)
to make recommendations on the future experimental directions in Neutrino Physics.
To provide input to the NuSAG process, Fermilab and Brookhaven National Laboratories have
joined forces to conduct a study specifically addressing the issue of defining a strategy
for future long baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. A kick-off meeting for this study
was held at Fermilab on March 6-7, 2006. Subsequent to this first meeting the charge to the
study group was refined and distributed to a mailing list initially formed from the
participants at the meeting. Since the meeting the mailing list has been expanded. To become a
subscriber to the list contact Gina Rameika .
The charge includes a timescale for the study group to meet the milestones of a preliminary
report by mid-summer 2006, and a final report to be submitted to NuSAG during the Fall 2006.
Submission of the report is not meant to be the end of the study, but feedback from NuSAG to
the funding agencies and the community is likely to impact the direction of future studies.
A worklist detailing specific topics to be addressed has been distributed and posted. While
a number of the studies and writing assignments are in progress, more community input is
needed and welcome.
Persons or groups interested in getting involved in the study should contact Milind Diwan or
The study organizers have decided that rather than create additional meetings at which to
have face to face discussions, they will try to organize small get togethers at already
scheduled meetings likely to be attended by a significant number of study group members.
Information regarding these meetings will be posted on this site as soon as it becomes available.
It is hoped that discussions at these venues will help clarify the status of the various
aspects of the study and identify where more involvement is needed.
Draft reports will be available from this web site, as they are ready.
For information about this page contact Gina Rameika at firstname.lastname@example.org