Sep 14 – 19, 2009
Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

T2K General talk(Status and T2K general description)

Sep 16, 2009, 10:00 AM
Sala Gregorio VI (Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy)

Sala Gregorio VI

Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy
Neutrino Physics DG3 - Neutrino Physics


Hidekazu Kakuno


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.

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