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Super-Kamiokande plus

Objective

This proposal is a part of ongoing global efforts to understand the most fundamental elements of matter and their interactions. We aim to investigate neutrino interactions using the existing experimental facility in Japan, the Super-Kamiokande (SK) detector located in the Kamioka Observatory (Gifu Prefecture) and owned by the Partner of this
Project: the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research of the University of Tokyo.

Furthermore, we propose a joint work on the design and construction of new neutrino detectors planned at the
Kamioka Observatory. They are Gadzooks! (and its R&D program EGADS), that is an extension to SK, and Hyper-Kamiokande (HK), its next generation detector. These Projects are currently ongoing and in preparation phase, respectively.

We address several fundamental problems in physics. We do it at different stages: by analyzing the data from SK,
by building and commissioning Gadzooks!, and by designing HK:
• Neutrino Oscillations – neutrino mass hierarchy (SK, Gadzooks!, HK), leptonic Charge-Parity violation (HK),
precise measurement of mixing parameters (SK, Gadzooks!, HK),
• Dark Matter – search for neutrinos induced by dark matter annihilation/decay in the cosmic space (SK, HK),
• Nearby Galactic Supernova Physics – measurement of neutrinos emitted in the burst (SK, Gadzooks!, HK),
• Diffuse Supernova Neutrino Background – discovery (Gadzooks!) and energy spectrum measurement (HK),
• Grand Unification – search for proton decay (SK, Gadzooks!, HK).

Seconded researchers will work in Japan on those investigations. The collaborative work with the leaders of the field,
the Japanese Groups and Research Facilities, should assure the researches and the Participants Groups the gain of
an invaluable experience from these studies ,covering neutrino physics, cosmology, astrophysics, technical design, construction and operation of water Cherenkov detectors, data analysis techniques, hardware and software development
for the new generation detectors.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/stellar astronomy/supernova
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/astrophysics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/physical cosmology
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/astrophysics/dark matter

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 193 500

Participants (2)

NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 58 500
Address
Ulica Andrzeja Soltana 7
05 400 Otwock
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 58 500
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (1)

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION THEUNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
Japan
Address
Hongo Bunkyo Ku 7 3 1
113 8656 Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments