Neutrino Scattering at Low and Intermediate Energies

02.430 (Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University)


Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University

Staudingerweg 9 / 2nd floor, 55128 Mainz

We are pleased to announce "Neutrino Scattering at Low and Intermediate Energies" workshop organized in collaboration with NuSTEC

Understanding neutrino-nucleus interactions at energies of tens to hundreds of MeV is essential for the success of many scientific endeavours of current interest. Examples of these include studies of coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering, supernova neutrino detection, and accelerator-based neutrino oscillation experiments. 

The workshop will be dedicated to discussing challenges and opportunities for each of these topics from various perspectives, including experts from the experimental, theoretical, and computational communities. Prospects for leveraging unique Mainz facilities (MAMI and the future MESA) to inform lepton-nucleus interaction modeling will be given special emphasis.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Wick Haxton (UC, Berkeley)
  • Or Hen (MIT)
  • Natalie Jachowicz (Gent U.)
  • Alessandro Lovato (ANL)
  • Javier Menendez (Barcelona U.)
  • Saori Pastore (Washington U., St Louis)
  • Noemi Rocco (Fermilab)
  • Federico Sanchez (Geneva U.)
  • Kate Scholberg (Duke U.)
Contact @ MITP : Andrea Fröhlich
    • 1
      Speakers: Adi Ashkenazi (University of Tel Aviv), Joanna Sobczyk (JGU), Steven Gardiner (Fermilab)
    • Elastic and 10s MeV inelastic
      • 2
        Opportunities with 10s MeV neutrinos
        Speaker: Wick Haxton (University of California, Berkeley, and LBNL)
      • 3
        Neutrino experiments at the Spallation Neutron Source
        Speaker: Kate Scholberg (Duke University)
      • 11:15 AM
        coffee break
      • 4
        Elastic and inelastic nu-nucleus interactions in low-energy regime
        Speaker: Natalie Jachowicz (Ghent University)
    • 12:30 PM
      Lunch break
    • Elastic and 10s MeV inelastic
      • 5
        Nuclear structure calculations for neutrino-nucleus scattering
        Speaker: Javier Menendez (University of Barcelona)
      • 3:00 PM
        Coffee break
      • 6
        Charged-current neutrino-nucleus scattering off 127I and 133Cs
        Speaker: Matti Hellgren (University of Jyväskylä)
      • 7
        Discussion session
    • Elastic and 10s MeV inelastic
      • 8
        Modelling 10s MeV neutrinos with MARLEY
        Speaker: Steven Gardiner (Fermilab)
      • 9
        Recent results from COHERENT’s inelastic neutrino-nucleus scattering detectors
        Speaker: Samuel Hedges (LLNL)
      • 10:45 AM
        Coffee break
      • 10
        Kaon decay-at-rest neutrino-nucleus scattering cross section
        Speaker: Alexis Nikolakopoulos (Fermilab)
      • 11
        Discussion session
    • 12:45 PM
      Lunch break
    • Intermediate energies (nu experiments)
    • Electron measurements for neutrinos
      • 15
        Electrons for neutrinos
        Speaker: Adi Ashkenazi (University of Tel Aviv)
      • 17
        Recent measurements at MAMI
        Speaker: Luca Doria (JGU)
      • 10:45 AM
        Coffee break
      • 18
        Towards accurate neutrino cross sections: the argon and titanium spectral functions from (e,e’p) data
        Speaker: Artur Ankowski (University of Wroclaw)
      • 19
        Discussion session
    • 12:45 PM
      Lunch break
    • 2:30 PM
      MAMI tour
    • Intermediate energies (nu experiments)
      • 3:30 PM
        Coffee break
      • 20
        The ESSnuSB project
        Speaker: Joakim Cederkall (Lund University)
      • 21
        T2K strategies for cross-sections measurements
        Speaker: Federico Sanchez (Universite de Geneve)
    • MC generators for nu oscillations
      • 22
        Overview of MC generators: challenges and prospects
        Speaker: Jan Sobczyk (University of Wroclaw)
      • 23
        Tuning of event generators
        Speaker: Julia Tena Vidal (University of Tel Aviv)
      • 10:45 AM
        Coffee break
    • Intermediate energies (theory)
      • 24
        Quantum Monte Carlo calculations of lepton-nucleus scattering
        Speaker: Alessandro Lovato (ANL)
    • 12:00 PM
      Lunch break
    • Intermediate energies (theory)
      • 25
        QE mechanism within Valencia model
        Speaker: Juan Nieves (IFIC)
      • 2:45 PM
        Coffee break
      • 26
        Towards ab initio computations of neutrino-nucleus cross sections
        Speaker: Bijaya Acharya (ORNL)
      • 27
    • Intermediate energies (theory)
      • 28
        Fundamental Physics with Nuclei
        Speaker: Saori Pastore (Washington University in St Louis)
      • 29
        Lepton-nucleus scattering within the spectral function approach
        Speaker: Noemi Rocco (Fermilab)
      • 10:45 AM
        Coffee break
      • 30
        Meson exchange currents within a relativistic mean-field model in the quasielastic regime
        Speaker: Tania Franco Muñoz (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
      • 31