Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

INPAC is a Multicampus Research Unit of the University of California, that aims to bring together UC researchers working in the fields of Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology.

General INPAC meeting: May 4-6, 2007
Mapping new opportunities in Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics/Cosmology

Organized by UC Davis and UC Berkeley
Sponsored by the UC Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology


Conference Details

Times and Dates: 5:30 P.M., Friday, May 4, 2007
12:30 P.M., Sunday, May 6, 2007

Location: DoubleTree Hotel
Berkeley Marina
200 Marina Boulevard
Berkeley, CA 94710

Registration: Please send a message to confirm your attendance. Please indicate your institution, your position (student, postdoc, staff physicist or faculty) and your area of interest.

Registration Fee:
Please send you registration fee in advance as much as possible.
If received before 4/27/07, the registration fee is $200 per person ($100 for students). Two dinners and one lunch are included. This can be paid either by IUC transfers (to be sent by 4/27/07 to Rachel Winheld, 345 Le Conte Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-7304), or by personal check labeled to "UC Regents". The transfers or checks should be sent to Rachel Winheld, 345 Le Conte Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-7304.
After 4/27/07, you will have to register on site: $225 per person ($125 for students). Two dinners and one lunch are included. This can be paid either by personal check labeled to "UC Regents" or cash.

Accommodation: A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree till Thursday, April 20, 2007, at the special rate of $139/night (single or double occupancy). To reserve your room, contact the DoubleTree directly:
Toll-free: 800-243-0625
Local: 510-548-7920
Meeting name: INPAC Meeting
Reference code: INP

You may also book on line:
1.  Go to
2.  Click the "CHECK AVAILABILITY," option on the right hand side.
3.  Select the dates (within the contracted dates) that you wish to stay.
4.  Scroll down and look for the Group/Convention Code.
5.  Enter  INP code and you're all set
PS:  This rate is in effect till April 20, 2007.
Scientific Program: The meeting program is available. The various talks are linked from the program page.

Additional Information: Posters can also be presented. We encourage the presentation of posters on Education and Outreach programs which could be expanded through INPAC.


INPAC  is a University of California multi-campus research unit. In spite of a very small budget, it attempts to play a useful role as a
    • network between UC scientists (campuses and labs) working in the field of Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics/Cosmology
    • strong voice from the field within the national community
    • incubator for the next new large projects, at the core of which we are trying to place UC and its labs

Over the last three years, we have focused our effort on the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL). INPAC has been in particular leading the site-independent, nationwide, cross-disciplinary study of the scientific potential and infrastructure requirement of this new project. We have also played a useful role in the establishment of a Dark Matter Science Assessment Group and, through two workshops, have raised the awareness in the community about the complementarity between Direct and Indirect Searches of Dark Matter and Collider Experiments.

We believe that we should broaden our activity. On the scientific side, in addition to the opportunities at DUSEL (Dark Matter, Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, Long Baseline Neutrinos and Proton Decay), we see two other major opportunities for UC to play an important role. One is in the new generation of high-energy gamma ray detectors (a large array of Cerenkov telescopes at high altitude in the $100M range). Second is in instrumentation, in particular the area of nuclear nonproliferation/Homeland Security. On the political side, there may be a significant chance to increase our support by UCOP, as the decision to unfreeze the MRU resources locked in historical MRUs seems imminent.

It is in this context that this meeting will explore new scientific opportunities in Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics/Cosmology.

Last Updated: 5/5/2007
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