Kamioka: past, present and future - Takaaki Kajita

27.11.2018

On November 27 Takakki Kajita, PhD (University of Tokyo); Nobel Prize in Physics 2015,  lectured at Uppsala University on his work in the Kamioka Nucleon Delay Experiment (Kamiokande).

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. Prof. Kajita will discuss these experiments, emphasizing the status and physics of Hyper-Kamiokande.

Takaaki Kajita, PhD (University of Tokyo), was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering the oscillations of neutrinos from one flavour to another, which proved that those subatomic particles have mass. He shared the prize with Canadian physicist Arthur B. McDonald.