The XXIX International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics will be an entirely online conference from June 22 to July 2, 2020. This year the event is hosted by the Department of Energy’s Fermilab and the University of Minnesota.
In light of the present COVID-19 worldwide crisis and after carefully considering all options, it has been decided that Neutrino 2020 will be held as an online-only conference. The conference will be held 1/2 days on Monday through Thursday from June 22-July 2, 2020 and will include both plenary talks and poster sessions. The change has allowed triple the typical number of participants to sign up for the conference and resulted in an increased number of abstracts submitted for the poster session. For those who already registered for the in-person conference, we have posted details on reimbursement.
The biannual Neutrino conference is a vital, regular milestone for our field and an important opportunity for our early career colleagues. For these reasons we consider it imperative to hold a Neutrino conference this summer. Although we are disappointed to not be welcoming you to Chicago, we hope that an online-only event will maintain the great features of this conference series and also be an opportunity for some innovation.
The headline talk by University of Wisconsin-Madison physicist Francis Halzen will look to the future role neutrinos can play in multi-messenger astronomy, the coordinated collection of different kinds of signals (such as those from gravitational waves) from beyond our solar system. Combined, these messengers provide a new window into our cosmos. David Nygren of the University of Texas Arlington will give the second headline talk, showcasing the progress in R&D for neutrino detectors.
Each day will feature updates and plans relating to one or two topics within neutrino physics. These include directly measuring the still-unknown mass of the neutrino, neutrino interactions, solar neutrinos, neutrino theory, neutrino cosmology and astronomy, reactor neutrinos, neutrinoless double beta decay, sterile neutrinos, and neutrino mixing. One day will be dedicated to long-distance neutrino experiments, including the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment hosted by Fermilab and the Hyper-Kamiokande experiment hosted by Japan.