Hyper-Kamiokande Experiment to Begin Construction in April 2020 Read more

Hyper-Kamiokande Experiment to Begin Construction in April 2020

Last week at the 7th Hyper-Kamiokande proto-collaboration meeting, a statement was issued by the University of Tokyo recognizing the significant scientific discoveries which the planned Hyper-Kamiokande experiment would enable. It states that, based on these exciting prospects, the University of Tokyo will ensure that construction of the experiment will begin in 2020. Hyper-Kamiokande now moves from planning […]

Statement from the President of The University of Tokyo Concerning the Start of Hyper-Kamiokande Read more

Statement from the President of The University of Tokyo Concerning the Start of Hyper-Kamiokande

September 12, 2018 Seed funding towards the construction of the next-generation water Cherenkov detector Hyper-Kamiokande has been allocated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) within its budget request for the 2019 fiscal year. Seed fundings in the past projects usually lead to full funding in the following year, as it […]

The Hyper-Kamiokande Project is in the MEXT Large Projects Roadmap Read more

The Hyper-Kamiokande Project is in the MEXT Large Projects Roadmap

Hyper-Kamiokande (Hyper-K), a third generation Water Cherenkov detector and the latest in an illustrious series of world-leading experiments located in Japan, is being developed by an international collaboration. It will take advantage of its predecessors: the double Nobel prize winning experiment (Super-)Kamiokande and the extremely succesful K2K (1999-2004) and T2K (2010-) long baseline neutrino experiments. […]

Hyper-K included in the draft MEXT Roadmap for Large Projects Read more

Hyper-K included in the draft MEXT Roadmap for Large Projects

The draft of the MEXT Roadmap for Large Projects is out and includes Hyper-Kamiokande as an important component of the roadmap! The Japanese Roadmap Draft is in Japanese and available from: http://search.e-gov.go.jp/servlet/Public?CLASSNAME=PCMMSTDETAIL&id=185000909&Mode=0 (it’s the second PDF file or http://search.e-gov.go.jp/servlet/PcmFileDownload?seqNo=0000161877 ) Please look at page 19 of the pdf file, fourth row of the table for […]

A successful 4th proto-collaboration meeting for Hyper-K collaborators came to a close yesterday Read more

A successful 4th proto-collaboration meeting for Hyper-K collaborators came to a close yesterday

The 4th Hyper-K proto-collaboration meeting has drawn to a close after three days of talks and fruitful discussion.  Nearly 100 physics collaborators met at Kavli IPMU, The University of Tokyo, 13-15th February 2015. The Hyper-K experiment is designed to be a multipurpose detector to study solar, atmospheric, supernova and accelerator-based neutrinos in addition to proton […]

Workshop on supernova at Hyper-Kamiokande, 12-13 February 2017, University of Tokyo Read more

Workshop on supernova at Hyper-Kamiokande, 12-13 February 2017, University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo held the workshop on supernova at Hyper-Kamiokande.  Hyper-K is designed to be a multipurpose detector to study topics such as neutrino oscillations, proton decay and supernova neutrinos.  This workshop focused on the potential of Hyper-K to study neutrinos from supernova, with some attention to those from other astrological sources.  The wide […]