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 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.

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