San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is hosting an event to mark the start of the study of ionization cooling with the international Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE). Ionization cooling is the technique by which it is proposed to reduce the muon-beam phase space in a future neutrino factory or muon collider.
The event, which has been jointly organised by the collaboration and STFC, will start with an “extended seminar” on the physics potential of muon-accelerator based facilities in the field of neutrino physics and at the energy frontier. The staged development of the programme and the technologies required will be discussed. And, of course, the status of the MICE experiment and its future development will be presented. A public lecture will follow the seminar. Finally, a short reception after the public lecture will allow informal discussion of the scientific and technological opportunities that the programme has to offer.
The event will take place in the Pickavance Lecture Theatre at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. The rough timetable for the event is as follows:
- 13:30–17:00 — Extended seminar on the physics and technology of cold muon beams
- 17:30–18:30 — Public lecture by a distinguished scientist
- 18:30–19:00 — Reception
- 19:00 — Adjourn
Please register your interest in the event - formal invitations will follow.
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The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) is an international collaboration of particle and accelerator physicists from Europe, the US and Japan. It seeks to design, build and operate a muon ionization cooling channel, which given the consequence of the short muon lifetime that makes traditional cooling techniques inappropriate, is an essential technology for the design of a muon collider or neutrino factory.