23-28 February 2020
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Status and perspectives of the Hyper-Kamiokande project

27 Feb 2020, 15:40
Main Venue

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Federico Nova (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)


A future neutrino experiment based in Japan, Hyper-Kamiokande (HK) consists of a high-intensity neutrino beam from the J-PARC accelerator targeting a Near Detector suite, an Intermediate Water Cerenkov detector and an underground world-largest Water Cerenkov Far Detector, providing 0.19 Mt (fiducial mass) of ultra-pure water sensed by newly developed photo-sensors with 40%-equivalent photo-coverage, to perform Cerenkov ring reconstruction with a few MeV energy threshold. A second identical far detector may later be added in Korea.
Building on the legacy of Super-Kamiokande and T2K, the HK project will address a broad scientific program and substantially enhance our knowledge of both particle physics and astrophysics. Its objectives include precise measurements of neutrino oscillations and CP-asymmetry (with CPV discovery at 3 sigma for 76% of the phase space), solar neutrino astronomy, determination of supernova burst dynamics, detection of supernova relic neutrinos allowing to study supernova populations, searching for nucleon decay with improved sensitivity (10^{35} years for p->epi0 mode at 90%CL) and finding possible exotic phenomena.
Here we will present the project status and milestones, from the beginning of construction in 2020 towards the commissioning in 2027.

Primary author

Federico Nova (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)

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