International Workshop on KamLAND Geoscience

; Toward Enhanced Reference Earth Models for Geoneutrino Analysis

January 15-16, 2015, in Tokyo



  1. Welcome

  1. General Information

  1. Committees

Bill McDonough (University of Maryland)

Fabio Mantovani (University of Ferrara)

Hiroyuki Tanaka (University of Tokyo)

Kunio Inoue (Tohoku University)

Hiroko Watanabe (Tohoku University)

Location : Tokyo Prince Hotel

Deadline for Registration : December 31, 2014

Registration Fee : 3,000 JPY

  The first international workshop on KamLAND Geoscience will be held in Tokyo, Japan on January 15-16, 2015.

  Anti-neutrinos emitted from radioactive isotopes inside the Earth, geo-neutrino, bring unique and direct information of the Earth’s interior and thermal dynamics.  KamLAND (Kamioka Liquid-scintillator Antineutrino Detector) experiment published the first experimental results on geo-neutrino in 2005, and showed that neutrinos can be used to study the Earth.  The recent long-term shutdown of Japanese reactors has resulted in a significantly reduced reactor neutrino flux at KamLAND.  This running condition yield improved sensitivity for geo-neutrino.

  The purpose of this workshop is to further connections between geoscience and neutrino physics in Japan and discuss efforts to enhance the predicted geo-neutrino signals at KamLAND.

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