BL3 Collaboration Meeting

BL3 Collaboration Meeting

August 6 - 7, 2024

Multidisciplinary Engineering & Sciences Hall

2401 North Milo B. Sampson Lane
Bloomington, IN 47408

The BL3 Collaboration proposes to measure the neutron lifetime by counting protons from neutron decay in a slow neutron beam and by measuring the absolute neutron flux in the beam.


Open until August 5

$100.00 for all participants

Registration can be paid online via credit card through IU’s conference registration system.

Please click here to register

Meeting Timetable

Tuesday, August 6

Time (ET)ActivitySpeaker
8:30 AM - 8:45 AMWelcome
8:45 AM - 9:15 AMProject/Schedule overview update
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM1.01 Magnet TulaneWietfeldt
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM1.07 Vacuum and Mechanical Systems TulaneGreene
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM1.05 Proton Trap TulaneGreene
10:15 AM - 10:30 AMShow & Tell
10:30 AM - 11:00 AMCoffee Break
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM1.08 Neutronics KentuckyKorsch
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM1.10 Time of Flight System HamiltonJones
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM1.02 Proton Detector IndianaSnow
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM1.03 Neutron Detector KentuckyCrawford
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM1.04 Alpha/Gamma System IllinoisLiu
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM1.11 Deposits & Targets HamiltonCollett
2:45 PM - 3:30 PMDiscussion/Carry Over
3:30 PM - 4:00 PMBreak
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM1.06 Slow Controls DrexelLane
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM1.12 Data Management/DAQ Eastern KentuckyFry
4:30 PM - 5:00 PMDAQ Discussion
5:00 PM - 5:30 PMDiscussion/Carry Over
5:30 PMDinner & Reception

Wednesday, August 7, 2024

Time (ET)ActivitySpeaker
9:00 AM - Recap
Carry Over
Collaboration Business - voting, code of conduct, etc
1.13 Integration TulaneWietfeldt
Tour of CEEM
Coffee Break
Tour Swain Hall clean room
Lunch/depart - Executive Board Session?

Travel Guidance

Arriving By Plane

Visitors to Bloomington fly into the Indianapolis Airport. Bloomington is located approximately 50 miles south of Indianapolis. Major car rental companies are located at the airport, and Classic Touch Limousine, and GoExpress Shuttle provide direct service to the Bloomington area.



Bloomington has a wide variety of hotels to choose from depending on how close to MESH you wish to stay. Below is a sample of recommended hotels.

Nearest MESH:

On IU campus:

Downtown Bloomington:


Visiting Bloomington

Special discounted rates are available for CEEM visitors at several area hotels. Please contact our Travel Coordinator at for details. More information on lodging, attractions and entertainment is available on the Bloomington Visitor's Guide website.


Parking at MESH

There are relatively few Visitor spaces at MES Hall, indicated with a "V" sign. Please utilize these spots exclusively. We encourage carpooling or rideshare services for participants.