The evidence for solar (Homestake, SuperKamioKa, Gallex, Sage) and atmospheric oscillations (SuperKamioka, Macro, Soudan2) has recently reached a maturity suggesting that we are, for the first time after 50 years of neutrino studies, witnessing the effects of neutrino masses and mixings.
The main goal of this euroconference is the interdisciplinary study of the evidence for neutrino masses and mixings and the prospects of its further definition.
It intends to gather representatives from the community of accelerator physicists, astroparticle physicists, solar physicists, phenomenologists, formal theorists and cosmologists in order to evaluate: a) the evidence for neutrino mass and oscillation, b) the veracity and completeness of solar and atmospheric data and modelling used in the extraction of the signals c) the generality of the phenomenological analyses proposed d) the relative theoretical importance of the different parameters of the mass and mixing matrix.
It will further prospect which measurements will help disentangle competing analyses and theoretical models, review the existing long baseline program and set the axes of study for the future upgrades in the context of a neutrino factory. It will also study alternative scenarii and signals seen in medium baseline experiments and the changes they might induce, if verified, in the above program.
It will finally study the cosmological constraints and the possibilities of detection of neutrinos coming from distant sources, e.g. supernovae, sources of gamma-bursts and active galactic nuclei, from the point of view of the determination of the mass and mixing parameters.