School of Physics and Astronomy

Study of High Energy Neutrinos in Super- and Hyper-Kamiokande Experiments

Research Group:Particle Physics Research Centre

Full-time Project: yes

Funding:

Other
QM Scholarship
STFC

Project Description:

The Hyper-Kamiokande experiment is the next generation experiment of the Super-Kamiokande experiment (Nobel prize 2015), which is also the upgrade of Kamiokande II experiment (Nobel prize 2002). The copious sample of high energy atmospheric neutrinos (~1TeV) in Super-Kamiokande will allow investigating both precise cosmic ray physics and particle physics. 

Furthermore, these detectors improve their performance dramatically by doping gadolinium (Gd) to capture neutrons from neutrino interactions. Combination of better photo-sensors and Gd neutrino capture open up new searches for both astrophysics and particle physics previously impossible.

In this project, we will develop the simulation of Hyper-Kamiokande and study physics potential of 1 TeV neutrinos, including both astrophysics and particle physics.

SPA Academics: Teppei Katori