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Inaugural Symposium of the Hyper-Kamiokande Proto-Collaboration

Time, Place

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 14:00((Reception open at 13:00)
Kashiwa-no-ha Conference Center Rooms 1+2

Host: Hyper-Kamiokande International Proto-Collaboration
Co-Hosts: The University of Tokyo Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies

Program

14:00 The symposium will start Master of Ceremonies : Akira Konaka (TRIUMF/RCNP)
10min Overview of the Hyper-Kamiokande Project Masato Shiozawa, University of Tokyo [slide]
10min The J-PARC Neutrino Beam Facility Takashi Kobayashi, KEK [slide]
15min The International Proto-Collaboration Francesca Di Lodovico, Queen Mary University of London [slide]
15min International Cooperation Chris Walter, Duke University [slide]
15min Memorandum for the Promotion of the Hyper-Kamiokande Project Masanori Yamauchi, KEK
Takaaki Kajita, University of Tokyo
[agreement]
10min Closing Tsuyoshi Nakaya, Kyoto University [slide]

The presentation slides and the letter of agreement will be uploaded after the symposium.


Symposium Objectives

The Hyper-Kamiokande project aims to address the mysteries of the origin and evolution of the Universe's matter and to confront theories of elementary particle unification. To realize these goals the project will combine a high intensity neutrino beam from the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) with a new detector based upon precision neutrino experimental techniques developed in Japan. The Hyper-Kamiokande project will be about 25 times larger than Super-Kamiokande, the research facility that was first to discover evidence for neutrino mass in 1998. On this occasion, a research proto-collaboration will be formed to advance the Hyper-Kamiokande project internationally and a symposium will be held to commemorate and promote the event. In addition, a signing ceremony marking an agreement for the promotion of the project between the University of Tokyo Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR) and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies will take place during the symposium.

Members of the press are cordially invited to cover this event and are further welcome to participate in the symposium.

Remarks

Language: Japanese (Some presentations will be in English, no simultaneous translation)
Attendance: 100 people
Participation: Free
* General public can not attend the symposium.

Inquiries

・Concerning Hyper-Kamiokande
  Professor Masato Shiozawa
  The University of Tokyo Institute of Cosmic Ray Research
  TEL:0578-85-9611
 E-mail: masato@icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp

・Concerning Symposium Coverage
Members of the press are asked to make contact in advance with:
 Misato Hayashida, Public Relations Officer
 The University of Tokyo Institute of Cosmic Ray Research
 TEL:04-7136-5148
 E-mail:misato@icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp