10-17 July 2019
Europe/Brussels timezone

Searches for Nucleon Decay at Hyper-Kamiokande

11 Jul 2019, 11:50
Campus Ledeganck - Aud. 3 (Ghent)

Campus Ledeganck - Aud. 3


Parallel talk Astroparticle Physics and Gravitational Waves Astroparticle Physics and Gravitational Waves


Hidekazu TANAKA (University of Tokyo)


While grand unified theories offer potential solutions to problems with the Standard Model, such as the origins of charge quantization, their signature prediction, proton decay, has not been observed experimentally. Hyper-Kamiokande is a next-generation water Cherenkov experiment with a 187~kton target volume that will provide unprecedented sensitivity to a variety of nucleon decay modes, including many beyond the so-called flagship modes, $p \rightarrow e^{+}\pi^{0}$ and $p \rightarrow \bar{\nu} K^{+}$.With improved detector technologies to enhance signal efficiencies and reject backgrounds, Hyper-Kamiokande is expected to search for these processes with sensitivities to proton lifetimes of 10^{35} years and longer, providing opportunities for a discoveries for lifetimes exceeding existing limits by an order of magnitude. This presentation will describe the complete Hyper-Kamiokande nucleon decay physics program and its expected sensitivities

Primary author

Gabriella Catanesi (Universita e INFN, Bari (IT))

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