Neutrino Geoscience 2008 is a joint meeting of the geology and particle physics communities with shared interests in geoneutrinos. Geoneutrinos are antineutrinos that come from the decay of K, Th and U from inside the Earth. This meeting is designed to initiate and foster an understanding of the shared science interests of these communities. Similar successful workshops were held at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2005 and 2007.
meeting will have geology and neutrino physics talks focused on recent
developments, global and Canadian geology, and geoneutrino experiments at SNO+,
KamLAND and Borexino. We anticipate no more than 60 participants with roughly equal
representation from both communities. A tour of
the SNOLAB underground facility will be offered. This meeting will engage the North American
geological and neutrino physics communities in an effort to foster collaborative
research. The neutrino physics community seeks feedback and insights from the
geological community in regards to knowledge about the K, Th and U content in
the continental crust near the SNO+
detector and in the deep Earth.
The underground tour of SNOLAB will take place the afternoon of Thursday, September 18 (2-6:30 pm).