Thematic Programs

International Workshop: Neutrino Research and Thermal Evolution of the Earth


Summary  [Aug. 24, 2016 Updated]

Anti-neutrinos emitted from radioactive isotopes inside the Earth, geo-neutrinos, bring unique and direct information about the Earth’s interior and thermal dynamics. Geo-neutrino research has provided a new tool to study the Earth. In fact, existing neutrino experiments successfully estimate our planet’s radiogenic heat production and are beginning to constrain composition models of the bulk silicate Earth. Understanding and identifying the Earth’s energy budget is a fundamental question in geology. Quantitive information about the radiogenic heat production is essential for establishing the energy budget, which in turn is key to understanding the energy balance and thermal evolution of the Earth. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together geophysics, geochemistry and neutrino physics communities in order to share the latest achievements and future prospects this interdisciplinary research field.

Date  [May 31, 2016 Updated]

October 25, 2016 – October 27, 2016

Venue  [May 31, 2016 Updated]

Science complex C 2F, Aoba Science Hall (Room C201), Kita-Aobayama Campus, Tohoku University
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Invited Speakers  [Oct. 14, 2016 Updated]

Stephen Dye (Hawaii Pacific University)
Tsuyoshi Iizuka (University of Tokyo)
Yukio Isozaki(University of Tokyo)
Masahiro Kayama (Tohoku University)
John Learned (University of Hawaii)
Takashi Nakagawa (JAMSTEC)
Carsten Rott (Sungkyunkwan University)
Oleg Smirnov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)
Ondrej Sramek (Charles University)
Virginia Strati (University of Ferrara)
Nozomu Takeuchi (University of Tokyo)
Linyan Wan (Tsinghua University)
Scott Wipperfurth (University of Maryland)

Conveners  [Sep. 01, 2016 Updated]

Kunio Inoue (Tohoku University)
William F. McDonough (University of Maryland)
Hiroko Watanabe (Tohoku University)

Time Schedule  [Oct. 28, 2016 Updated]

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
12:30 – 13:30
13:30 – 13:40
Welcome Kunio Inoue (Tohoku University)
Session 1
Chair: Stephen Dye
13:40 – 14:10
William F. McDonough (University of Maryland)  Slides
Grand Challenging in solid Earth Sciences
14:10 – 14:40
Itaru Shimizu (Tohoku University)  Slides
Broad overview of neutrino physics
14:40 – 15:10
Oleg Smirnov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)  Slides
Geoneutrino flux measurement in Borexino experiment
15:10 – 15:30
Coffee Break
Session 2
Chair: Ondrej Sramek
15:30 – 16:00
Hiroko Watanabe (Tohoku University)  Slides
16:00 – 16:30
Yukio Isozaki(University of Tokyo)  Slides
Geotectonic evolution of the Japanese Islands: an overview
16:30 – 17:00
Nozomu Takeuchi (University of Tokyo)  Slides
Towards Local Tomography Models with Uncertainties
17:00 – 17:30
Open Discussion
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Session 3
Chair: Virginia Strati
9:30 – 10:00
Takashi Nakagawa (JAMSTEC)  Slides
Cooling of Earth’s core and mantle – With or Without a mysterious structure below the core-mantle boundary
10:00 – 10:30
Scott Wipperfurth (University of Maryland)  Slides
How can heat flow heat up geoneutrino science?
10:30 – 10:50
Coffee Break
Session 4
Chair: Junpei Shirai
10:50 – 11:20
Oleg Smirnov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)  Slides
Geoneutrino studies with JUNO detector
11:20 – 11:50
Linyan Wan (Tsinghua University)  Slides
Proposal: Low-energy Neutrino Research at Jinping
11:50 – 12:20
Carsten Rott (Sungkyunkwan University)  Slides
Future prospect of oscillation tomography
12:20 – 12:30
Workshop Photo
12:30 – 14:00
Session 5
Chair: Tadao Mitsui
14:00 – 14:30
Virginia Strati (University of Ferrara)  Slides
Towards a refined model for predicting geoneutrino signal at SNO+
14:30 – 15:00
Ondrej Sramek (Charles University)  Slides
Revealing the Earth’s mantle from the tallest mountains using the Jinping Neutrino Experiment
15:00 – 15:20
Coffee Break
Poster Session and Lab Tour
Chair: Hiroko Watanabe
15:20 – 15:50
Poster Session Presentation
15:50 – 16:20
Poster Session
16:20 – 17:50
Lab Tour (Geoscience Department and Research Center for Neutrino Science)
18:00 – 20:00
Workshop Dinner (Restaurant “Espace Ouvent” at Science Complex C, Tohoku University)
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Session 6
Chair: Scott Wipperfurth
9:30 – 10:00
Masahiro Kayama (Tohoku University)  Slides
New vision of water in the Moon
10:00 – 10:30
Tsuyoshi Iizuka (University of Tokyo)  Slides
Radioactivity in the lithosphere
10:30 – 10:50
Coffee Break
Session 7
Chair: Kunio Inoue
10:50 – 11:20
John Learned (University of Hawaii)  Slides
The Importance of Neutrinos and Some New Experiments to Measure Them
11:20 – 11:50
Stephen Dye (Hawaii Pacific University)  Slides
Robust Geo-neutrino Results
11:50 – 12:20
Open Discussion

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Abstracts  [Oct. 24, 2016 Updated]

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Posters  [Nov. 04, 2016 Updated]

Keigo Soma (Tohoku University)  Poster
Performance Evaluation of Mirror for Imaging Detector
Takayuki Takai (Tohoku University)  Poster
Study of Particle ID in Liquid Scintillator using Imaging Detector
Andrew Barna (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)  Poster
A Web Application for Modeling Anti-Neutrino Emissions
Jong Hyun Kim (Sungkyunkwan University)  Poster
Earth Tomography using neutrino oscillation

Event Registration  [Oct. 11, 2016 Updated]



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