September 29, 2021 to October 1, 2021
Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS)
Europe/Rome timezone

The Majorana nature of neutrino and the possible contribution of neutrinos to explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe are among the most challenging physics goals in the next decade. The purpose of the North America-Europe workshop on Double Beta Decay is to stimulate the discussion between the North American and European double beta decay community and the corresponding funding agencies to consolidate a strategy and define a path to the discovery of Majorana neutrinos. The discussion will focus on the upcoming generation of high sensitivity projects, their discovery potentials and the underground infrastructures.


The Workshop is jointly organized by INFN, APPEC and DOE.


Scientific Organizing Committee

Andreas Haungs (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Katharina Henjes-Kunst (DESY Zeuthen)
Teresa Montaruli (University of Geneva)
Ezio Previtali (Milano Bicocca University & LNGS Director)
Marco Pallavicini (Genova University & INFN Genova)

Local Organizing Committee

Ezio Previtali (Milano Bicocca University & LNGS Director) - chair
Carlo Bucci (INFN-LNGS)
Oliviero Cremonesi (INFN Milano Bicocca)
Paolo Gorla (INFN-LNGS)
Nicola Rossi (INFN-LNGS)
Fausto Chiarizia (INFN-LNGS) - secretary

Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS)
"E. Fermi" auditorium
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The workshop will take place at Gran Sasso National Laboratory of INFN - Assergi, Italy (please check the "Venue" section for further information).

No conference fee is required.

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, in-person attendance will be restricted and will be by invitation only.

A limited number of places for non-invited attendees is available: applications must be submitted by using the pre-registration form available below or on top-left menu and will have to be approved by the Organizing Committee (deadline extended until September 10, 2021).

An internet broadcasting is foreseen for those who will not be able to attend in person.

Submission of pre-registration form is mandatory both for remote and in-person attendees (same deadline). Details for remote connection will be sent to registered participants only.

Concerning access to the workshop site and Italian regulation on meetings and COVID-19 prevention, the European Digital Green Certificate/Green Pass (or equivalent vaccination certificate, see more info below) will be necessary to access the workshop, as well as any other indoor meeting (we suggest to check the recently updated list of places where the Green Pass is required, released by the Government of Italy, effective September 1).

Information on rules for entering Italy and vaccination certificates, both for EU and non-EU travelers, can be found on Italian Ministry of Health website.

It is confirmed that all travelers must the fill out the Passenger Locator Form before entering Italy.

Travelers from countries of the Schengen area can enter Italy with no need to undergo a 5-day self-isolation, by providing the 
EU Digital Covid Certificate.

Travellers from Japan, Canada and the United States can enter Italy with no need to undergo a 5-day self-isolation, upon presentation of the
Passenger Locator Form and certification of molecular or antigenic testing carried out within 72 hours prior to enter the national territory to the competent authorities, as long as they are in possession of the vaccination certificates issued by their respective countries, which can be presented in paper or digital format.

Additional requirements are foreseen for people departing from other countries (as stated by Orders of Ministry of Health of July 29 and August 28; please also check the
Italian Ministry of Health website for the complete lists of other countries and their dedicated sections).

Please also check the information on current entry and exit requirements available on the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

For further information please send an email to Local Organizing Committee (see contact details on top-left menu).