ISS detector Phone meeting 8 december on thursday 8 december (14:00 GMT) transparencies


1.    introduction (Blondel)

1.1summary of discussion with physics group and plans for the ISS meeting in Japan. (Ken Long)

2.    status of detector simulations and inputs to GLOBES.

2.1                                                                                                                                                    Water Cherenkov detector (J.E. Campagne)

2.2                                                                                                                                                    Segmented detector  Anselmo Cervera , Naba Mondal , Debbie Harris

2.3                                                                                                                                                    Liquid Argon

2.4                                                                                                                                                    Emulsion (Pasquale Migliozzi)

2.5                                                                                                                                                    Near detector

3.    Description of inputs to GLOBES (Patrick Huber)

4.    discussion and plans for the ISS meeting in Japan.


Present at the meeting:

Agniewska Zalewska, Konstancja, Scott Menary, Alan Bross, Patrick Huber, Jeff Nelson, David Wark, Anselmo Cervera, Alain Blondel, Paolo Strolin, Andreas Badertscher, Pietro Chimenti, Paul Soler, Giovanni Valenti + some others that I did not record. .

Apologies : Pasquale Migliozzi, Kenji Kaneyuki, Leslie Camilleri, J.E.Campagne, Naba Mondal, Debbie Harris, Juha Peltoniemi     


contribution from Jean-Eric Campagne

Hello Alain,
Unfortunatly I must stay at home tomorrow (one child ill...).
The status of the WG is the following:

I am preparing a Draft of the short Status Report for KEK meeting. I have been in contact with C.K Jung and K. Kaneyuki (and early with Kajita), they agree on the canvas I have proposed. Asap I will send them a draft 0 to let them modify/improve the text.

Concerning WC in GLoBES, as you know for the while Mauro Mezzetto is the expert and only rely on simulations done some times ago with coworkers.

The MCs of the WC are in different stages: HK and UNO are much more advanced than MEMPHYS one. For MEMPHYS I prettry know the status as I am the only developpe. I had the green light of the author of the T2K 2km WC to use their MC as start 0. And the comprehension of G4 inputs for adaptation is underway. But we have not yet green light from japaneese authorities (Prof. Suzuki) to use SK Cerenkov ring reconstruction software neihter the PID software. So we will have to start from scratch and will take times.

MEMPHYS has been presented to FP7 workshop at Munich in the talk on Large Detector (as well as Liq. Scintullator detector 50kT, and the path of the diferent LAr new prototype 1kT, 10kT, 100kT for the next 30years) by A. Rubbia.

Kind regards,



contribution from Debbie Harris :


Dear working group,
     I am sorry for the late notice but it will be hard for me to join
this meeting as well--but I can report on the situation with the NOvA
simulation.  The collaboration is currently ramping up its efforts on
simulation and reconstruction (which is what happens when you get review
committees asking to prove you've picked the right segmentation, etc.).
The full-blown simulation borrows heavily from the MINOS simulation and is
not yet accessible as a product one can simply check out from a computer
at any institution.
     However, the accessibility is likely to improve over the next several
months.  With that accessibility would come the ability to put in a
magnetic field--I can't picture efforts on NOvA being diverted in the
midst of all these reviews to work on that soon.  On the other hand, I
can't quite imagine such a huge magnetized volume from a practical
I hope this helps, and arrives in time for the meeting.
contribution from Naba Mondal

Dear Alain,


  Unfortunately, I have a conference dinner to attend at that time at Mumbai. So here is the status of INO.


1. long term stability test on glass RPC is on. Results are incuraging.

2. Design of a small prototype is ready. We soon float tender for the magnet design for the prototype.

3. Expected to be ready with prototype in 6 months.

4. Site for the laboratory has been choosen. It  will be located under the Nilgiri hills in South India

5. Discussion is on with the local government for cooperation and necessary permission