The main purposes of this project are:
We aim to reveal the nature of neutrinos by experimental studies, observation of nature using neutrinos, and theoretical studies.
- to investigate unknown properties of “neutrinos”;
- to establish a new picture of nature through neutrino research;
- to approach the origin of elementary particles, the universe and the space-time.
"Observation of gamma ray bursts at ground level under the thunderclouds" was published in Physics Letters B. [Link]
Dr. K. Nishikawa(KEK) and Dr. K. Nakamura(IPMU) recieved the 7th Yoji Totsuka Prize for their contributions to the K2K experiment.
2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics awarded to T2K(A01) and Super-Kamiokande(A03) experiments. [Link]
Dr. Takaaki Kajita (University of Tokyo) and Dr. Arthur B. McDonald (Queen's University in Ontario) were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass. [Link]