21-23 August 2012
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU), The University of Tokyo
Asia/Tokyo timezone



We will hold an International Open Working Group Meeting for the Hyper-Kamiokande project. Hyper-K, which we are currently developing, is designed to be the next decade's flagship experiment for the study of neutrino oscillations, nucleon decays, and astrophysical neutrinos.

The goal of this meeting is to discuss the physics potentials of Hyper-K, the design of the detector, and necessary R&D items including:
  • cavern excavation
  • tank liner material and its design
  • photo-sensors and their support structure
  • DAQ electronics and computers
  • calibration systems
  • water purification systems
  • software development, and so on.


Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for talks in which to present their individual interests in topics related to Hyper-K, as well as discuss possible future contributions to the project.
Moreover, we'd like to start discussion of forming an international Hyper-K working group that could become a seed for a formal Hyper-K collaboration in the future. We expect that those who are interested in joining the project will show up for this meeting.
The meeting will be open to all interested scientists and community members. However, prior registration will be required to participate.  Due to capacity constraints at the meeting site we urge all interested parties to register at their earliest possible convenience.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Kashiwa,
Local Organizing Committee Members:
Yoshinari HAYATO (ICRR), Akihiro MINAMINO (Kyoto), Tsuyoshi NAKAYA (Kyoto), Shoei NAKAYAMA (ICRR), Yasuhiro NISHIMURA (ICRR), Kimihiro OKUMURA (ICRR), Hiroyuki SEKIYA (ICRR), Masato SHIOZAWA (ICRR), Hidekazu TANAKA (ICRR), Mark VAGINS (Kavli IPMU), Roger Wendell (ICRR), Masashi YOKOYAMA (Tokyo)
[on behalf of the Hyper-Kamiokande Working Group]
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU), The University of Tokyo
Lecture Hall
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa city, Chiba, 277-8583 JAPAN