Department of Physics and Astronomy

Lecture with Nobel Prize Winner Takaaki Kajita: Kamioka - Past, Present and Future

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Siegbahnsalen
  • Lecturer: Prof. Takaaki Kajita, Tokyo University
  • Contact person: Tord Ekelöf
  • Föreläsning

Prof. Takaaki Kajita received the Nobel prize in physics 2015 together with Arthur McDonald "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass."

Abstract: More than 30 years ago, the Kamiokande experiment began in Kamioka. Because the results from Kamiokande was recognized to be so important, Super- Kamiokande was constructed. It began the experiment in 1996. In 1998, neutrino oscillation was discovered with the studies of atmospheric neutrinos. Since then, Super-Kamiokande has been contributed to various neutrino studies.

Now Hyper-Kamiokande is seriously discussed as the next generation neutrino detector. I will discuss these experiments, emphasizing the status and physics of Hyper-Kamiokande.

 

The lecture is sponsored by the Brahe Foundation.

Lecture with Nobel Prize Winner Takaaki Kajita: Kamioka - Past, Present and Future