Higgs Factory Workshop

UCLA Faculty Center

February 28 – March 1, 2001




Dear Colleague:


We look forward to your participation at an upcoming workshop called "From the Neutrino Factory to the Higgs Factory:  Muons All the Way" on February 28 and March 1 at the UCLA Faculty Center.  The study will prepare for the presentation at the Snowmass 2001 of a plan for the construction of a future neutrino factory and a future Higgs factory.


Interest in a future Higgs factory was raised in the particle physics community by the presentation of evidence from the LEP experiments for a Higgs boson at a mass of 115 GeV.  The first muon collider would be the best accelerator at which to study such a Higgs boson.  Due the recent interest in a neutrino factory,  feasibility studies I and II for muon storage rings as neutrino factories have already been undertaken by the Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration.  Also recently, studies have been done on emittance exchange needed for longitudinal cooling at a high luminosity muon collider.  At this time, a new study for a Higgs factory muon collider is to be carried out using results of these R&D efforts.


The workshop agenda is listed below:


1.  Overview and Executive Summary

2.  Update on Higgs Physics

3.  Recap of Neutrino Factory Parameters from Feasibility Studies I and II

4.  Reconfiguration of Proton Driver and Target for Single Bunch Operation

5.  Mu+/- Collection System and Precooling

6.  Final Cooling Schemes/Emittance Exchange

7. Using the Neutrino Factory Acceleration System for the Higgs Factory

8.  Higgs Factory Storage Ring

9.  Summary of Parameters

10.  Cost Drivers for the Conversion of the Neutrino Factory to the Higgs Factory


Please visit the website at www.physics.ucla.edu and click on conferences for additional information.


You can find accomodation information for nearby hotels at

http://www.cho.ucla.edu/housing/hotels.htm or from the list below.




David Cline, Gail Hanson, Kevin Lee

Housing Information


Guest House (15-20 rooms available for Feb 27 and 28 but only 4-5 on March 1)

distance: 5 min walk North of the Faculty Center

rooms:    single/double

rate:     $93-$98

ph:       (310) 825-2923;  address:  330 Circle Drive, UCLA


Claremont Hotel (many available but can fill up quickly)

distance: 15-20 min walk South of the Faculty Center

rooms:    single/ single two people / double

rate:     $45, $51,  $60.00 + tax

phone:    (310) 208-5957;  address:  1044 Tiverton Avenue, Westwood


Hotel del Caprice (Feb 27, 28, and March 1 about 10 rooms and ask for UCLA rate)

distance: 30-40 min walk South of campus

rate:     $95 (single), $115 (suite), $125 (double) + tax

phone:    (310) 474-3511;  address:  16587 Wilshire Blvd, Westwood


Holiday Inn (Feb 27, 28, and March 1 about 40 rooms)

distance: 1 mile Northwest of campus, off Sunset Blvd.

rooms:    single / double

rate:     $105 standard / $169 deluxe + tax

phone:    (310) 476-6411;  address:  170 N. Church Lane




To get to the UCLA campus from LAX airport:


1. go on Century Blvd. E.;

2. get on 405 freeway N. (traffic is heavy in late afternoon);

3a. exit to go on Wilshire Blvd E., then turn left to go on Westwood Blvd N. to arrive at the South of the campus. OR

3b  exit to go on Sunset Blvd E., then turn right to go on Hilgard Ave. S. to arrive at the North of the campus (where the Faculty Center and Guest House are located).


For the map and directions on the web page, the addresses are "http://www.ucla.edu/map"and"http://www.ucla.edu/map/map4prt.html".  Please reply with your fax number if you have difficulty accessing the sites.


The Higgs Factory Workshop will take place at:


UCLA Faculty Center

conference room:  Redwood

address:          480 Circle Drive

phone:            (310) 825-0878