Work Packages

WP1: Neutrino Detectors

Coordinators: M. Weber (University of Bern), M. Nessi (CERN), A. Fava (Fermilab)

WP1 is dedicated to the construction, commissioning and operation of the detectors employed in the Short Baseline Neutrino Program at Fermilab (MicroBooNE, ICARUS and SBND) and in ProtoDUNE at CERN. This includes the Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers, the associated electronics, the calibration and data acquisitions systems, and the scintillator-based Cosmic Ray Taggers necessary to reduce the cosmic-ray induced backgrounds.

WP2: Neutrino Physics: event reconstruction tools

Coordinators: L. Whitehead (University of Cambridge), D. Gibin (University of Padova), R. Guenette (Harvard University)

WP2 is dedicated to the development of software methods to optimize codes for neutrino event reconstruction at MicroBooNE, ICARUS, SBND and ProtoDUNE. Machine learning algorithms and deep learning tools will be widely employed to improve pattern recognition algorithms. The new algorithms will be widely tested on real events and tuned to each SBN detector and ProtoDUNE.

WP3: Neutrino Physics: data analysis

Coordinators: A. Menegolli (INFN), A. Szeic (University of Manchester), M. Uchida (University of Cambridge)

WP3 is dedicated to the analysis of the Fermilab SBN experiments (MicroBooNE, ICARUS and SBND) and ProtoDUNE at CERN. Using the full statistics collected by MicroBooNE in stand alone operation the nature of the MiniBooNE signal will be thoroughly investigated to determine the nature as being due to a so far unknown background or a potential new physics signal. Taking advantage of the large statistic collected by MicroBooNE, ICARUS, SBND and ProtoDUNE, exclusive channels of low-energy interactions will be studied by measuring differential cross-sections. Once all three detectors will be operational, data will be combined to perform the full SBN search for oscillations using a global fit of the three-detector response. The neutrino events recorded at the far position by ICARUS will be compared to the un-oscillated neutrino spectra measured by SBND at the near site. This will be fundamental experience to provide input to the future DUNE experiment on the new reconstruction algorithms and the liquid-argon cross-section measurements.

WP4: CLFV experiments

Coordinators: M. Lancaster (University of Manchester), A. Papa (INFN), F. Spinella (INFN)

WP4 is dedicated to the construction, commissioning and operation the muon-to-electron conversion Mu2e experiment at Fermilab and the MEG-II and Mu3e experiments at PSI. This includes developing and optimizing trigger and calibration algorithms at Mu2e, MEG-II and Mu3e, and developing the High Intensity Muon Beamlines at PSI. We will also review the lessons learned from Mu2e, MEG-II and Mu3e to inform the design of the upgraded Mu2e-II and Mu3e detectors and trigger.

WP5: CLFV physics: data analysis

Coordinators: A. Knecht (Paul Scherrer Institut), N. Berger (University of Mainz), G. Pezzullo (Yale University)

WP5 is dedicated to the analysis of the data collected by the CLFV experiments Mu2e at Fermilab and MEG-II and Mu3e at PSI. Mu2e will search for the neutrino-less muon conversion to electron in the field of an Aluminum nucleus, MEG-II for a positive muon decay to a positron and a photon, Mu3e for the decay of a positive muon decay to an electron and two positrons. MEG-II and Mu3e will allow also the search for exotics decays of the positive muon to a positron and a Majoron and to a positron and a Familon.

WP6: Training

Coordinators: C. Farnese (INFN), R. Sia (Clever), A. Papa (INFN), M. Uchida (University of Cambridge)

WP6 is dedicated to the training of the Early Stage Researchers. This includes defining the Career Development Plan of each Early Stage Researcher, developing excellent, multi-disciplinary training, for example organising training events and lectures in coincidence with the annual General Meetings to integrate the local doctoral programs of the Beneficiaries. The Early Stage Researchers seconded at CERN, FNAL, PSI and SLAC will also be trained by local personnel on the use of Laboratories’ infrastructures and resources.

WP7: Dissemination and Outreach

Coordinators: M. Lancaster (University of Manchester), C. Vignoli (INFN), F. Giordano (Caen)

WP7 is dedicated to the dissemination of the results to the scientific community through the publication at conferences and on specialised journals. We will promote the communication between the scientific community and the general public to increase the science awareness in society. We will make an effort to educate the general public about particle physics and related areas to demonstrate how particle physics contributes to solving very concrete problems and has mani practical applications in medicine, homeland security, industry, and computing.

WP8: Management

Coordinator: S. Donati (University of Pisa)

WP8 is dedicated to ensure the efficient, transparent and productive organization of the project to provide equal opportunities to all participants, and to supervise and organize trainings of the 11 recruited fellows. WP8 is dedicated also to monitor the activities and the achievement of deliverables, including risks management, and to promote the visibility of the project.