NOvA Collaboration Meeting at UC Irvine

NOvA Collaboration Meeting was held at the University of California, Irvine, Thursday, February 13th - Sunday, February 16th, 2020.

The NOvA experiment is the flagship neutrino program in the US. The primary physics goals of the NOvA experiment are the ordering of neutrino mass eigenstates and the neutrino CP phase angle, two fundamental particle physics problems.  The international NOvA collaboration is made up of more than 240 scientists and engineers from 51 institutions in seven countries.


AGENDA Download 



CLICK HERE for a list of attendees [this will be updated weekly]


Online Registration Form:

Please CLICK HERE to register online.

There will be a $90 USD Registration Fee [THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE IB OPTIONAL LUNCH]

The Reigstration Fee DOES include coffee breaks and the collaboration banquet.

Additional expenses include:

IB Lunch: $15



Meeting Location:
UCI Student Center & Event Services
University of California, Irvine
Meeting Room: Doheny Beach AB, Crescent Bay ABCD, Emerald Bay AB and Emerald Bay C
Irvine, CA 92697-2050
Please visit the URL below for maps that can help you locate the Student Center:
Student Center Map
The meeting rooms are Doheny Beach AB, Crescent Bay ABCD, Emerald Bay AB and Emerald Bay C in the UCI Student Center.
Collaboration Dinner:
Feb 15, 2020 (Saturday), 6:30-9:30 pm
Newkirk Alumni Center
450 Alumni Court, Irvine, CA 92697
Collaboration Dinner will be held at UCI Newkirk Alumni Center. Newkirk Alumni Center is 10 min walk or 3 min drive from the UCI Student center. 
If you buy the Daily General permit from the Student Center Parking Structure (SCPS), you can park in Lot 14/ Lot 14A/ MPS in general stalls close to the Newkirk Alumni Center. 
UCI Campus Map:

Travel To UCI
UC Irvine is located in Orange County, California, about 4 miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA). Driving from SNA to UCI takes about 15 min.

UCI is about 50 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Driving from LAX can take up to more than 2 hours during busy hours, but it usually takes less than 1.5 hours during weekends. You can also book shuttles in advance. The most frequent shuttles are super shuttle and prime time shuttle.

The Atrium Hotel is very close to SNA, about 2.5 miles from the meeting venue. Uber/Lyft/Taxi or car rental are recommended. Uber cost from the Atrium Hotel to the UCI Student Center is $12-15. The hotel front desk can help to call a taxi. If you drive, parking rate on campus is $13 per day. 
The most convenient parking facility is the Student Center Parking Structure (SCPS) located next to the UCI Student Center (our meeting venue). If SCPS is full, you can use Lot 5 across W. Peltason Dr. for parking, and you have to go to SCPS kiosk to buy a permit and then go park at Lot 5.  A map of direction for SCPS and Lot 5 see attached map. If you park in the Student Center Park Structure or Lot 5 and want to have the "One Day - General" rate of $13.00/day, please do purchase the parking permit from the SCPS kiosk marked on the map. If you use "Paid-by-space" dispenser which provides permits for stalls with Number-marked stalls, you will have to pay more, $4 per hour. More details of visitor parking can be found at:
Please visit the URL below for more driving and parking directions:

Please figure out eduroam before you come.
You can also register as an off-campus guest - please see the following site: .
The student center has a wifi in meeting rooms: “Student Center Visitors”, password is “anteaters”.
Video conference ZOOM connection information: 
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Local Lodging:
Please click HERE to secure your lodging with the reduced UCI group rate of $119.00, which includes a breakfast buffet every morning of your stay for up to 2 people and complimentary self parking.
Atrium Hotel

Address: 18700 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (949) 833-2770
[$119 / night + tax] 
At the collaboration meeting location, there is large variety of food options, both on campus and off campus.
There are Gullivers Restaurant, IHOP, El Torito and the Trendy Food Hall a few doors down from Atrium Hotel in walking distance.
On a reciprocal basis, citizens of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program may enter the U.S. for short-term business or tourist visits without having to obtain a B-1/B-2 visa stamp at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Updated information and more information regarding the program (e.g. which countries and airlines participate in the VWP; requirements on machine readable passport; proof of short stay and support) can be found on the U.S. Department of State website.
If your country does NOT participate in the Visa Waiver Program, you must obtain a valid visa stamp before entering the United States. 
For participants who require visa to enter the US, if a invitation letter is required for the visa application, please CLICK HERE to send an email request to the organizers.
In the The information below should be included with the request.
1.      Name (as it appears on attendee’s passport) and mailing address.
2.      Attendee’s registration confirmation number.
3.      Speaker may indicate the title of presentation.
4.      Include the email address or fax number of where letter can be sent.
Meeting Organizer:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
3115 Frederick Reines Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California 92697
Contact Information:
Aries Magana

Department of Physics and Astronomy
4129 Frederick Reines Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California 92697
(949) 824-7646
updated 2.19.2020
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