International Workshop on Neutrinos and Subterranean Science
September 19-21, 2002
Washington, DC

Astrophysical and Cosmological Neutrinos Working Group

Working Group Agenda

Working group leaders:
David Nygren,
Eli Waxman,

NeSS 2002 is a major international workshop designed to review and integrate the results of recent developments in neutrino, low background and geo-science investigations requiring great subterranean depth. Its genesis is a statement in the fiscal year 2003 budget request for the National Science Foundation submitted by the President to the US Congress. The conclusions of NeSS 2002 will become a substantial contribution to a roadmap needed by government agencies to support scientific progress in this general area.

This working group will organize the meeting's parallel sessions on Astrophysical and Cosmological Neutrinos. The working group will examine planned and possible future opportunities in the context of current experimental activities and theoretical understanding. The format of the workshop will include invited talks, panel discussions, and substantial time to explore issues raised during presentations.

The discussions in this working group parallel sessions will focus on:

Scientific motivation: likely sources, expected rates and their uncertainties, astrophysical importance of detecting astrophysical neutrinos.
Required sensitivity and volume of detectors.
Comparison of different detection techniques: performance, reliability, maintenance, cost effectiveness.

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