Colloquium: Present and future of the Japanese long baseline neutrino program

  • Date: –12:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Siegbahnssalen
  • Lecturer: Prof. Takashi Kobayashi, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies (KEK), Tsukuba, Japan
  • Contact person: Jan-Erik Rubensson
  • Föreläsning

The long baseline neutrino oscillation experiments using high intensity neutrino beams from J-PARC are introduced.

Currently, the T2K experiment, in which the neutrino beam produced at J-PARC is detected by Super-Kamiokande (SK) detector at 295 km from J-PARC, is running since 2010. The latest result indicates a hint of the CP violation in neutrino sector at 2sigma level. The latest results will be presented.

Future prospect of the T2K experiment and the next generation project Hyper-Kamiokande (HK) are introduced.

HK is the new gigantic water Cherenkov detector planned to be constructed in Kamioka. The fiducial mass is an order of magnitude larger than SK. Physics potential of the HyperKamiokande project and project status will be presented.