http://dorigo.wordpress.com/2007/04/11/live-feed-of-miniboone-results-seminar-today/ Dorigo has a good explanation of the issues. this is the first stage of the Booster Neutrino Experiment, so nicknamed "mini" BooNE today's result is critical to how they proceed---whether they build a second detector there will be live media coverage of the report starting at 11 AM central, which for me on westcoast is 9AM, in a little less than two hours from now http://vmsfmp2.fnal.gov/FMPro?-db=Livestreams.fp5&-format=v2/000Return/video/live.htm&enable=yes&-sortfield=EventStart_Date&-sortorder=ascend&-sortfield=EventStart_Time&-sortorder=ascend&-error=v2/000Return/video/NoLiveStreams.htm&-find [Broken] 16 hours GMT Here is a short description http://www-boone.fnal.gov/about_boone/BvsMB.html " BooNE vs MiniBooNE MiniBooNE is the first phase of the Booster Neutrino Experiment (BooNE); in this phase, neutrino oscillation measurements will be made with a single detector. If oscillations are observed, then MiniBooNE will be upgraded to stage two (BooNE) with a two-detector configuration. The BooNE experiment proposes to definitively explore the neutrino oscillation signal reported by the Los Alamos LSND experiment. MiniBooNE represents the first phase for the BooNE collaboration and consists of a 1 GeV neutrino beam and a single, 800-ton mineral oil detector (the MiniBooNE detector). The MiniBooNE detector is located 500 meters downstream of the neutrino source, and is optimized to search for the LSND signal. If MiniBooNE verifies the LSND signal, then BooNE will proceed to its next stage: a second detector built at the appropriate neutrino source-detector distance. This distance will be determined so that the two-detector configuration can precisely measure the oscillation parameters, and search for CP and CPT violation. " I just listened to Janet Conrad's talk and part of the question period. It looks to me like they did NOT find agreement with the LSND oscillation signal---hence if they follow plan they would NOT be building the second tank detector. This is not what Dorigo said he expected. Their "box opening" and data analysis was admirable as described by Janet. Unlike Dorigo, I had no expectation either way. I was impressed and given a feeling of confidence in their care and objectivity----though perhaps slightly disappointed in the way it turned out.