31, 2008 BENE,
like CARE was officially over today, completed in the following weeks with
the last (2008) Yearly
Report and the Final
Report. Networking information
moves now to the (preliminary)
NEu2012 Web pages.
7, 2008 Slides
of BENE08, CARE08
and EuCARD kick-off
16, 2008 Agendas
of the early December BENE08, CARE08 and EuCARD kick-off meetings posted.
14, 2008 The
revised version of EuCARD Annex I (Description of
Work) and the Grant Preparation Forms (GPFs) and a
couple of other support documents sent to EC today.
11, 2008 EUROnu final
Grant Agreement Form A’s are reaching all partners to be signed. The Consortium
Agreement was finalized a few days ago and the Grant
Agreement signed by EC late in October.
13, 2008 ends
in Paris the NNN08 workshop, the eighth in a series
of workshops on the Next Nucleon decay & Neutrino large underground
detectors and the theoretical and phenomenological work that motivates them
(pushing limits on proton decay lifetime, advance our understanding of the
neutrino sector and of high energy cosmic neutrino sources. Organized by the IN2P3 node of BENE, this is with NuFact08, this year’s workshop
of most direct interest to BENE and its final report.
9, 2008 EC agreed that EUROnu
has officially started on Sep 1. The
Grant Agreement will hopefully follow
in the near future.
28, 2008 Progress on FP7 Projects
= EUROn = 4 years FP7 EuroNeutrino Design Study of next
neutrino facility: the draft
Consortium Agreement is now under final revision. It may finally start
this September. The dates of
the signature of the Grant Agreement (4 M)
and of the first EC money transfer will only come later, however. The delay, seven months already, has
affected all FP7 Design Studies admitted to negotiation. Grant Agreement
Preparation Forms are being finalized. A number of WPs
are organising kick-off meetings over the next few months.
2 years FP7 Design Study
of large scale detectors, has similarly started officially on
July 1, but still expects EC funds. http://laguna.ethz.ch
2) NEu2012= Neutrino beams
for Europe in 2012 = FP7 Networking Activity
within the EuCARD Integrating Activity. EuCARD was informed early in July that a
maximum EC grant of 10 M
would be implemented for all IAs, thou EC may
extension of funding for some of them in later calls. EuCARD produced mid-July a
short document describing a modified Proposal consistent with a grant of 10 M. It had its first negotiation meeting with
EC on Jul 31 and late in August a draft of full revised proposal (DoW= Description of Work) for the IA. The total cost will
be 32 M.
The budget of NEu2012 NA would be reduced
by 12% and that
of TA-STFC by 25% (to 280 and 222 KEuros,
5, 2008 NuFact08
The 10th annual
International Workshop on Neutrino Factories, Super beams and Beta beams,
organized in Valencia by the Spanish node of
BENE, ended today. It had been preceeded in Benasque in June by the accompanying summer school
Jun 08 The second-meeting of the IDS-NF, the International
Design Study on Neutrino Factories took place this week.
May 20, 2008
evaluation of FP7 IA proposals
An "initial information on
the outcome of evaluation" was received today.
The score of EuCARD, Accelerator R&D, was 14.5/15.
It was indeed admitted to negotiation.
The score of DEVDET, Detector R&D, was12.5. Chances
of admission are lower. We will need to set up (some reduced version of) DevDet , even if we had no EU seed money.
Apr 30, 08 The BENE
2007 Annual Report was submitted today (then slightly revised on Jun 1)
Feb 29,08 Two proposals of BENE interest for the first FP7 IA call,
due on Feb 29 were submitted today.
EuCARD= European Coordinated Accelerator R&D,
Rooted in CARE, this is R&D for LHC, ILC, CLIC, n beams and more. In our sector, it includes the a new
Networking Activity (the νEu2012 or NEu2012 NA), a Transnational Access (TA)
to the STFC MICE muon beam, several Joint Research
Activities (JRA’s) relevant for neutrinos in the
areas of SCRF applications (the SPL and more), high power target and collector
materials, NCRF applications (to ionization cooling channels and more), High
Field Magnets for accelerators and storage rings of neutrino parents, FFAGg’s and more.
The total cost of EuCARD is 50 M, its request to EC is 15 M.
Rooted in BENE,
the NEu2012 NA intends to deliver at the end of 2012 an agreed
programme of neutrino experiments, based on upgrades of existing
infrastructures and/or on the proposal of a new one. According to the the “European Strategy for Particle Physics”, that
emphasizes the importance of accelerator-based neutrino experiments and sets
the milestone for the next major undertaking in this field in 2012. The
requests to EC is 315 KEuros.
requests 296 Keuros.
Detector Development in HEP,
again R&D for LHC, ILC, CLIC, n detectors and more, with a total cost of 38 M and a request to EC of 11 M, including
WP2: Software development of
common simulation and reconstruction software, including neutrino
WP3: Electronics - development of common microelectronics solutions for
WP5: Coordination office for neutrino detectors, coordinating the detector
information from neutrino design studies (EURISOL, EUROnu,
LAGUNA, Neutrino Factory IDS, ...) to propose a list
of measurements to be carried out at test-beams, and to coordinate the
WP6- Trans-national access to the CERN test beams (including any neutrino
WP11 - Detector prototype testing in test beams - This includes creating the
infrastructure for test-beams at CERN, which will include the equipment needed
for a neutrino test beam
Feb 05,08 Kick-off meeting of the Governing
Board and Collaboration
Board (open) of the EURO Nu Design Study took place today. Negotiation on
the Grant Agreements have been not completed yet, the DS will indeed be
delayed by a number of months
Feb 01,08 A special ESGARD meeting reviewed the EuCARD IA Proposal
Jan 20,08 The
first-meeting of the IDS-NF, the International
Design Study on Neutrino Factories took place this week. European
contributions to the IDS will mostly come throu the
EURO Nu Design Study effort . Meetings will be
joint to the largest possible extent.
Nov 15,07 Slides presented at CARE07 and BENE07 posted on the
Web at http://care07.web.cern.ch/CARE07/Presentations/