Sixth International Workshop
for the Design of the
ANDES Underground Laboratory

Impact on physics, geology, biology and applied sciences

ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil
4 - 6 August 2018


The Sixth International Workshop for the Design of the ANDES Underground Laboratory will take place August 4-6 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil, continuing the School on Dark Matter and Neutrino Detection. It follows the workshops held in April 2011 (Argentina), June 2011 (Brazil), January 2012 (Chile), January 2014 (Mexico) and June 2017 (Argentina).

The confirmation of the building of the Agua Negra tunnel, financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), together with the finalization of the ANDES conceptual design (NEC), and the official will of the EBITAN to add ANDES to the Agua Negra tunnel civil work make ANDES closer to completion. This workshop will focus on the many efforts needed to start the planning for the opening of ANDES.

The event web page, like the event, is hosted by the ICTP-SAIFR at this direction. Refer to it for registration and further information.

The workshop will be devoted to the structure of the international consortium to be built to run ANDES, on the latin-american and international participation, with a specific focus on the role for the local brazilian groups. The schedule will be:


Preliminary schedule for August 4 Science session:
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:30 X. Bertou Welcome
09:30 - 10:00 C. Dib ANDES Status and Update
10:00 - 10:30 O. Civitarese Prospects of physics at ANDES
10:30 - 11:00 A. Rietbrock ANDES-GEO: current design considerations
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee
11:30 - 12:00 R. Itay Results from a tonne-year exposure with XENON1T
12:00 - 12:30 M. Ave New Physics Results from Darkside-50
12:30 - 13:00 J. Estrada DAMIC-SENSEI, looking for DM with CCD
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:00 A. Samana Constraining supernova neutrino detection in 40Ar
15:00 - 15:30 E. Ydrefors Theoretical calculations of neutrino-nucleus scattering for supernova neutrinos
15:30 - 16:00 F. Desposorio Quantum Decoherence and CPT Violation at DUNE
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee
16:30 - 17:00 S. Kuleshov CTVAL/UTFSM Detector Laboratory
17:00 - 17:30 L. Pia The CUPID-Mo experiment
17:30 - 18:00 B. Saavedra A simple simulation of the IceCube neutrino telescope

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