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 decay.  Collaborators presented studies on the potential of the experiment to probe these areas of physics.

A wide variety of technical talks and discussion were also held on the following topics
– Options for a near detector
– Far detector location and tank design
– Data acquisition and electronics
– Calibration of the detector
– Capabilities of different photosensors
– Software development
– Systematic errors

The meeting came just after the exciting news that Hyper-K is officially selected as an important large scale project by the Science Council of Japan.