The NSF has chosen the site for the Deep Underground Science and Engineering
Laboratory (DUSEL) to be in Lead, South Dakota. In fact, the state of South
Dakota has already stepped up to the plate and contributed its own funding for
the proposed lab, see http://www.sanfordlaboratoryathomestake.org/index.html.
The final decision by NSF for funding the Initial Suite of Experiments for
DUSEL will be made early in 2009. At that time the NSF Science Board must make
Of order 200 experimentalists have already expressed an interest in
performing experiments at DUSEL. In order to assess the interest of the
theoretical community, the Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics
(CCAPP) at The Ohio State University (OSU) organized a 3-day DUSEL Theory
Workshop in Columbus, Ohio from April 4 - 6, 2008. The workshop focused on the
scientific case for six proposed experiments for DUSEL: long baseline neutrino
oscillations, proton decay, dark matter, astrophysical neutrinos, neutrinoless
double beta decay and N-Nbar oscillations.
The outcome of this workshop is the DUSEL Theory White paper addressing the
scientific case at a level which may be useful in the decision making process
for policy makers at the NSF and in the U.S. Congress. In order to assess the
physics interest in the DUSEL project we have posted the DUSEL Theory White
paper on the following CCAPP link http://ccapp.osu.edu/whitepaper.html . Please
read the white paper and, if you are interested, use the link to show your
support by co-signing the white paper.