First International Workshop
for the Design of the
ANDES Underground Laboratory

Centro Atómico Constituyentes
Buenos Aires, Argentina
11-14 April 2011

This workshop, the first of the series, was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in April 2011. In addition to the scientific meeting, a discussion was held with engineers of Geoconsult SA, and ANDES was presented to local scientific authorities. 33 scientists discussed topics of underground physics for two days, followed by a day of workshop. The presentation to the authorities and closing of the event spanned half the last day. The complete list of participants can be consulted here.

NameInstitutionCountry
Anjos, Joao Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas - CBPF Brazil
Aguilar-arevalo, Alexis ICN-UNAM Mexico
Allekotte, Ingo CAB - CNEA Argentina
Alonso, Jose Lawrence Berkeley Lab / Sanford Lab / MIT United States
Bertou, Xavier Centro Atómico Bariloche Argentina
Bonifazi, Carla Instituto de Física - UFRJ Brazil
Burdman, Gustavo University of Sao Paulo Brazil
Civitarese, Osvaldo Dept de Fisica. UNLP Argentina
D'olivo, Juan Carlos INSTITUTO DE CIENCIAS NUCLEARES - UNAM Mexico
Dasso, Sergio Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio Argentina
Dib, Claudio Universidad Federico Santa Maria Chile
Estrada, Juan Fermilab United States
Gerbier, Gilles CEA-Saclay/IRFU France
Juárez, Katy UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO-INSTITUTO DE BIOTECNOLOGIA Mexico
Kemp, Ernesto University of Campinas - UNICAMP Brazil
Lang, Karol University of Texas at Austin United States
Loaiza, Pia Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane CNRS/CEA France
Makler, Martin Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas Brazil
Mariano, Alejandro Universidad Nacional de La Plata Argentina
Molina, Jorge FIUNA Paraguay
Mosquera, Mercedes Facultad de Cs Astronomicas y Geofisicas de La Plata Argentina
Mosteiro, Pablo Princeton University United States
Moura, Célio Universidade Federal do ABC - UFABC Brazil
Noble, Anthony Queen's University Canada
Nunez, Luis Cooperacion Latinoamericnas de Redes Avanzadas Colombia
Nunokawa, Hiroshi Dep. of Phys. Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Ortigoza Paredes, Ysrael Richard Universidad de Zaragoza Spain
Piquemal, Fabrice CNRS France
Spagnotto, Silvana Instituto Geofísico Sismológico Volponi Argentina
Tiffenberg, Javier Dpto. de Física - FCEyN - UBA Argentina
Villaseñor, Luis Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo Mexico
Wahlberg, Hernan Universidad Nacional de La Plata - IFLP Argentina
Zukanovich Funchal, Renata Instituto de Física da Universidade de São Paulo Brazil

The scientific schedule was the following, including presentations about underground laboratories, neutrinos, dark matter, and other topics:

Mon 11/04 Tue 12/04
9h30
-
10h00
Registration and Welcome 9h00
-
9h30
Registration
10h00
-
10h30
Bertou and Civitarese
ANDES Workshop presentation
9h30
-
10h00
Bertou Xavier
The ANDES laboratory configuration
Coffee break
11h00
-
11h30
Kemp Ernesto
Detecting supernovae neutrinos: a brief overview
10h30
-
11h15
Noble Anthony
Development of the SNOLAB Underground Facility for Astroparticle Physics
11h30
-
12h00
Mosquera Mercedes
Neutrino Cosmology: neutrino mixing and BBN cosmology
11h15
-
12h00
Alonso Jose
Development and Current Status of Sanford Laboratory at Homestake
Lunch
13h30
-
14h00
Anjos Joao
Experimental Neutrino Physics Activities in Brazil
13h30
-
14h15
Piquemal Fabrice
The European deep underground laboratories
14h00
-
14h30
Mariano Alejandro
neutrino-nucleon scattering at the GeV region
14h15
-
14h45
Mosteiro Pablo
The DarkSide Program
14h30
-
15h00
Alonso Jose
DAEdALUS: oscillation and CP violation in neutrino sector
14h45
-
15h15
Gerbier Gilles
Spherical gaz detector for low energy rare signal search.
15h00
-
15h30
Civitarese Osvaldo
Neutrino mass limits from double beta decay searches
15h15
-
15h45
Ortigoza Paredes Ysrael Richard
Cryogenic particle detection at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory
15h30
-
16h00
Lang Karol
Recent results from NEMO-3
15h45
-
16h15
Gerbier Gilles
Searching for dark matter with cryogenic detectors : from Edelweiss/CRESST to EURECA (part-1)
Coffee break
16h30
-
17h00
Lang Karol
Plans for SuperNEMO
16h45
-
17h15
Gerbier Gilles
Searching for dark matter with cryogenic detectors : from Edelweiss/CRESST to EURECA (part-2)
17h00
-
17h30
Zukanovich Funchal Renata
Observation of Geonetrinos at ANDES Laboratory
17h15
-
17h45
Molina Jorge
Search for Dark Matter In CCDs (DAMIC Experiment)
17h30
-
18h00
Nunez Luis
Networking Infrastructure linking Virtual Research Communities en Latin America
17h45
-
18h00
Aguilar-arevalo Alexis
Dark Matter experiment with a CCD detector
18h00
-
18h30
Juárez Katy
Biodiversity of deep-subsurface microorganisms and their potential aplication
18h00
-
18h30
Loaiza Pia
Low radioactivity measurements
18h30
-
19h00
  18h30
-
19h00
Spagnotto Silvana
Seismological laboratory in Agua Negra tunnel
Conference Dinner

The workshop sessions followed:

Wed 13/04morningANDES Workshop session 1
Possible experiments in ANDES
Contacts with other labs, experiments selection protocol
afternoonANDES Workshop session 2
The Consorcio Latinoamericano de Experimentos Subterráneos
Academic aspects of ANDES
Organigram, Chronogram, ANDES Contacts and responsibles
Final summary
Thu 14/0411h00Presentation of workshop conclusions to local authorities,
elaboration of a "Summary and Highlight" document (in spanish),
and of a Memorandum Of Understanding

This workshop would not have been possible without the help of the CAC/Tandar and the support and participation of GeoNuclear/WiseImage. The original workshop poster can be downloaded in LQ (840kB), normal size (2.3MB), or HQ (15MB). The workshop was organized by: