This summer we will be convening the second Viet Nus workshop in Quy Nhon, Vietnam, July 9-22, 2016. This is not just another conference about neutrinos. Nor is it a meeting open to anyone who wants to come and listen. It is actually a workshop in the traditional sense of the word. The theme of this year's workshop is the study of the systematic limitations of future neutrino measurements. Coordinators will define the specific problems that they would like to investigate to address the most pressing systematic or other issues for the next generation neutrino experiments, and then put a team together to come to the workshop and actually work on these problems.
We are proposing the following working groups:
- Atmospheric neutrino flux
- High-energy neutrino fluxes
- Tau studies
- Solar neutrinos
- Systematics in accelerator neutrinos
- Sterile neutrinos
The venue is really the most special part of the Viet Nus workshop. The workshop will take place in (or close to) the new conference center in Quy Nhon construction of which has been headed by our esteemed colleague Tran Thanh Van. It is located in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings. Outside of work time, people can lay on the beach, swim in the sea right outside the hotel, or meet in a relaxed atmosphere in restaurants and bars. It is a great opportunity to get to better know colleagues from other experiments as well as a great way to spend time thinking and working on a problem that you feel is important to be addressed!
Apart from how this workshop will be worthwhile for you, it is also an attempt to help raise awareness in Vietnam of the impact of science, and give local students a chance to take part in an endeavor which includes the world experts. Tran Thanh Van has been a tireless pioneer of this approach inside Vietnam, and the recent completion of this conference center is a credit to his work.
Quy Nhon is situated about 1hr flight-time from Ho-Chi-Minh City (Saigon) or two hours from Hanoi. Once in Vietnam, there is a wonderful opportunity for a few days vacation elsewhere in this beautiful region of the world. Although getting to Vietnam can seem daunting, the cost of the conference including full board and lodging is very reasonable, so the main outlay will be the airfare and these are not financially out of reach (presently), even from the US.