Jul 16 – 22, 2009
Kraków, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Status of the T2K experiment

Jul 17, 2009, 2:30 PM
15m
Middle Lecture Hall B (Kraków, Poland)

Middle Lecture Hall B

Kraków, Poland

The Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University 33 Krupnicza Street 31-123 Kraków
Neutrino Physics I. Neutrino Physics

Speaker

Dr Ken Sakashita (HIGH ENERGY ACCELERATOR RESEARCH ORGANIZATION, KEK)

Description

T2K (Tokai-to-Kamioka) is a second generation long baseline neutrino experiment utilizing a newly built neutrino source with a MW class high energy proton accelerator complex (J-PARC neutrino facility), a near neutrino detector (ND280) to characterize the neutrino beam 280 meters from the source, and Super-Kamiokande as the far detector at 295 km. The primary motivation for T2K is the discovery of the nu_mu to nu_e conversion phenomena and, as a consequence, the finite value of the theta_13 mixing angle. It will also conduct a precise measurement of theta_23 and the mass difference of neutrino mass eigenstate. The ultimate goal for T2K is to establish the lepton flavor mixing structure. Construction of the J-PARC neutrino facility was completed in March 2009 and engineering operation of the T2K started as scheduled the following month. This talk will provide a general introduction to T2K, and present the current beam commissioning status and the status of preparations towards the start of the experiment in fall 2009.

Primary author

Dr Ken Sakashita (HIGH ENERGY ACCELERATOR RESEARCH ORGANIZATION, KEK)

Presentation materials