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 variety of physics topics on the agenda proved the great potential of Hyper-K. In particular, the vast size of the detector would yield impressive statistical power, making it a leading experiment in the study of supernova neutrinos.
The event successfully marked 30 years since the detection of 1987A supernova neutrinos (2002 Nobel Prize) by the Kamiokande-II and IMB experiments. The original tape containing the Kamiokande-II data was brought the workshop. In addition to this, the IMB detector event displays were presented and participants were treated to memorial lectures on key historic supernova neutrino observations.