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From Super-Kamiokande to Hyper-Kamiokande

Project description

On the trail of new physics in a huge underground water tank shielded from cosmic rays

The laws of physics govern our universe, explaining things such as why we do not float off Earth into space as well as where the ball in a pinball game goes and how fast. Despite all the amazing discoveries, observations and theoretical developments over the last hundred years or so, there are important and acknowledged gaps in our understanding. We do not make the laws, we discover them. The EU-funded SK2HK project hopes to resolve or at least shed new light on some of the most important riddles associated with neutrinos by initiating secondments of European researchers to Japan’s Super-Kamiokande (SK) detector, the world's largest underground neutrino detector. Scientists will not only participate in neutrino experiments, they will also make important contributions to the experimental hardware required to upgrade the SK detector to the Hyper-Kamiokande (HK) detector, whose construction began at the project's start.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2019
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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
€ 133 400

Participants (6)

UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 55 200
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 27 600
Address
Ulica Andrzeja Soltana 7
05 400 Otwock
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 124 200
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 32 200
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 32 200
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 170 200
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other

Partners (2)

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION THEUNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
Japan
Address
Hongo Bunkyo Ku 7 3 1
113 8656 Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TRIUMF
Canada
Address
Wesbrook Mall 4004
V6T 2A3 Vancouver
Activity type
Research Organisations