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Hyper-Kamiokande: The Next Generation Experiment for Neutrino, Astroparticle and Beyond the Standard Model Physics

Date and time Mar 02, 2020
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Location MP505
Host Pierre Savard

Mark Hartz

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While precision measurements of the Standard Model of particle physics continue at collider experiments, the particle physics community pursues new and alternative approaches to search for and study physics beyond the Standard Model.  The Hyper-Kamiokande (Hyper-K) detector is a new neutrino and astroparticle physics observatory that will study the properties of neutrino oscillations and mixing, detect neutrinos from astrophysical sources such as solar and supernova neutrinos, and search for new physics through process such as nucleon decay or dark matter annihilation.   The Hyper-K detector will improve on the sensitivity of the Super-K experiment with a detection mass that is 8.5 times larger and new photon detection technologies.  Hyper-K will also utilize an upgraded 1.3 MW proton beam from the J-PARC accelerator to produce a high intensity neutrino beam for the study neutrino oscillations.  The experiment includes near detectors that will be used to study the beam of neutrinos from J-PARC and control systematic uncertainties.  These near detectors include the Intermediate Water Cherenkov Detector (IWCD), led by Canadian collaborators, which uses the NuPRISM technique developed in Canada.  With the approval of the Hyper-K project in January 2020, the project now moves into the construction phase.  In this talk, I will review the design of Hyper-K and the key measurements that will be made by Hyper-K.  I will discuss the planned Canadian contributions to the Hyper-K experiment and discuss the opportunities for additional involvement by the Canadian particle physics community.

 


 


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