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The Hyper-Kamiokande Outer Detector

Project description

Ranking the masses of the various types of nearly massless neutrinos

Neutrinos are among the most abundant particles in the universe, and they come in different types. However, with no electrical charge and very little mass, they hardly interact with other matter and are very difficult to detect. Experiments to characterise them are fundamental to our understanding of the origin and evolution of the cosmos, and they require very large and very sensitive detectors. Hyper-Kamiokande (Hyper-K) in Japan will be the next generation of an important type of particle detector (large-scale water Cherenkov detectors), an order of magnitude bigger than its predecessor, Super-Kamiokande (Super-K). The EU-funded Hyper-KOD project is working on enhancing the mass ordering sensitivity of Hyper-K through analyses of Super-K data, in order to investigate the mass ordering of the nearly massless neutrinos.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships

Coordinator

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
Address
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WC2R 2LS London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 279 228,48

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