MINOS - The NuMI/MINOS project is a collaboration of some thirty-two institutions and almost two hundred members. The overarching goal of NuMI/MINOS is to observe muon neutrino oscillations and, if all goes as planned, make the most sensitive measurement of the corresponding oscillation parameters to date. To this end, NuMI/MINOS will employ a neutrino beam and two particle detectors.
BNL E952: The NuMass Experiment
A Collaboration from
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Boston University,
CERN, Cornell, Heidelberg University,University of Illinois,
KVI, University of Minnesota, New York University, Yale University
The g-2 Storage Ring is a unique facility for precision measurements that test the standard model. This proposal to improve the muon neutrino mass limit by a factor of 20 (from 170 keV down to 8 keV) will be the largest factor improvement made in any neutrino species mass within the last 25 years.
CLEO - The CLEO collaboration consists of roughly 125 physicists from 20 institutions. The University of Minnesota has been a part of the collaboration since 1988. Our group members have held many positions of leadership within the collaboration, including Spokesperson, Analysis Coordinator and Software Coordinator. Ten Minnesota graduate students have earned Ph.D.'s on CLEO.
Analysis of CLEO II and CLEO III data collected at the Upsilon(4S) resonance is approaching completion. CLEO results on B-meson decays continue to be competitive with those of the spectacularly successful B-factories at SLAC and KEK, largely because the experience of the collaboration and the detailed understanding of the response of the CLEO detectors allow measurements of CKM parameters and other quantities with small and well-understood systematic uncertainties.
Storm Belt Probe project - The RBSP EFW collaboration includes physicists from Minnesota, U.C. Berkeley, University of Colorado, University of Alberta, the Air Force Research Laboratory and theorists from Dartmouth.
The HST Treasury Program on Eta Carinae - In December 2001, the first three Hubble Space Telescope "Treasury Programs" were approved. Two criteria for a Treasury Program are:
1. The data must be broadly valuable for astronomy and astrophysics in general, and;
2. Similar observations will become impossible a few years from now when the HST is no longer available.
Here we report on the Eta Carinae program, which satisfies the first criterion well and is a near-perfect example for the second. This is the most intensive spectroscopy ever attempted with the HST, and similar data will almost certainly be unattainable for at least 15 years after 2004 -- by which time Eta Car will have changed. Our program also includes an imaging component. Information about the participants (a multi-institutional team) can be found at http://etacar.umn.edu/treasury/team/