The Science and Technology Section of the Delegation of the European Union to Japan has the great honour to announce a lecture by Professor Takaaki Kajita, 2015 Nobel laureate in Physics, and Professor at the University of Tokyo, titled: ''Neutrino and gravitational wave research in Kamioka: Unveiling the secrets of the universe".
More than 30 years ago, the Kamiokande experiment began in Kamioka. It observed Supernova neutrinos, atmospheric neutrino deficit, and solar neutrinos. Because of the importance of the studies of these neutrinos, the Super-Kamiokande was constructed. The experiment began in 1996. In 1998, neutrino oscillation was discovered with the studies of atmospheric neutrinos. In Kamioka, a new large scale project is under construction. It is an experiment to study gravitational waves, which is called KAGRA. In this lecture, Professor Kajita will discuss the past, present and future of the research in Kamioka and its importance.
Date & Time: Wednesday, 8 February, 17:00-18:00 (doors open at 16:40)
Place: EU Delegation (Europa House, 4-6-28, Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo) MAP
Admission: Free of charge
Registration: Please register at euin.jp/20170208stevent, by Friday, 3 February.