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Media Advisory


NSF PA/M 02-38 - September 11, 2002

Workshop on Neutrinos and Subterranean Science to Determine Roadmap for the Future

Leading experts from around the world will report on the latest developments in subterranean research in a workshop in Washington D.C. funded by the National Science Foundation and organized by the University of Maryland.



International Workshop on Neutrinos and Subterranean Science (Ness 02)


Sept. 19-21, 2002
(Press Conference: Sept. 19, 12:30 pm)


Washington Hilton and Towers, Washington D.C.

Topics will include:

  • Experimental and theoretical perspectives on underground science
  • Astrophysics, cosmology, and fundamental physics
  • High energy neutrino experiments
  • Geophysics, geochemistry and geological engineering
  • Biology (search for new life forms in extreme environments)
  • National security
  • Education and outreach

Speakers will include:

  • Joseph Bordogna, National Science Foundation (Deputy Director)
  • Joe Dehmer, National Science Foundation
  • John Ellis, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  • Michael Turner, University of Chicago
  • Stuart Freedman, University of California, Berkeley
  • Tullis Onstott, Princeton University
  • Barry Barish, California Institute of Technology
  • John Bahcall, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Tom Gaisser, University of Delaware

Press Registration:
Attendee Registration:

Media Contacts:
University of Maryland: Karrie Sue Hawbaker, 301-405-5945,
National Science Foundation: Mary Hanson, 703-292-8070,



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