June 19, 2023 to July 14, 2023
Lead/Deadwood Middle School
US/Mountain timezone

CETUP* 2023, Hosted by The Institute for Underground Science at SURF

Around the globe more than 20 underground laboratories provide space for experiments in nuclear and particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology as well as geosciences, drawing scientists from all over the world. In response to the growing interests in underground science, the Center for Theoretical Underground Physics and Related Areas (CETUP*) brings together scientists working in theoretical and experimental aspects of a variety of disciplines during its annual workshop.

CETUP* provides a stimulating environment for creative thinking and open discussion. Researchers with varying experience, and from different countries and scientific backgrounds collaborate to attract rising young scientists to participate. The combined expertise allows this intellectual community to address the most pressing questions in fundamental research:

  • What is the nature of dark matter?
  • What is the origin of neutrino masses?
  • How have neutrinos shaped the evolution of the universe?
  • How do supernovae explode?
  • What is the origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the Universe?

Since its inception in 2011, the workshop has been hosted in the Black Hills of South Dakota in Lead/Deadwood, near the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF), which is the deepest underground laboratory in the United States. The area’s natural beauty attracts tourists year-round, and has strong connections to Native American culture and history. 

This year CETUP* returns under the auspices of the Institute for Underground Science at SURF. The Institute will be a global center for collaboration and intellectual community focused on underground science for the international underground research community. CETUP* is one of the Institute’s first science-focused endeavors.

CETUP* Mission:

To promote organized research in physics, cosmology and astrophysics, geoscience, and other fields related to science done in underground laboratories worldwide via individual and collaborative research in a dynamic atmosphere of intense scientific interactions.

Previous Workshops:

  • CETUP* 2016: Physics and Instrumentation of the Near Detector for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment, From Grand Unification to String Theory and Back, Dark Matter
  • CETUP* 2015: Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics (nuclear and particle physics), Particle Physics and Cosmology
  • CETUP* 2014: Neutrino Interactions, Systematic Uncertainties, Near Detector Physics
  • CETUP* 2013: Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics, Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology
  • CETUP* 2012: Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics, Grand Unification
  • CETUP* 2011: Geo-neutrinos, Neutrino Physics, Grand Unification
The call for abstracts is open
You can submit an abstract for reviewing.
Application for this event is currently open.