About the INPA Seminars

All seminars are on Fridays (unless otherwise noted) and start at 12:00 (noon) with a brief presentation of the weekly scientific news. Typically the talks end by 13:00. The seminars take place in Bldg. 50A, room 5132.

The committee members are:

The following Seminar schedule for the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics is tentative. The seminar becomes final usually a few days before the Friday of the talk.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please contact Paris Gordon at 510-486-4903 pcgordon@lbl.gov

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September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Stephane Zsoldos (UC Berkeley)

Title: An overview of the Hyper-Kamiokande experiment


Hyper-Kamiokande, which started construction in April 2020, is a next generation underground water Cherenkov detector, based on the highly successful Super-Kamiokande experiment. It will serve as a far detector, 295 km away, of a long baseline neutrino experiment for the upgraded J-PARC beam in Japan. It will also be a detector capable of observing — far beyond the sensitivity of the Super-Kamiokande detector — proton decay, atmospheric neutrinos, and neutrinos from astronomical sources.

Although a wide and rich research program for neutrinos at both low and high-E, I will, after introducing and reviewing the general status of the experiment, focus on the oscillation physics, especially on the two main unanswered questions, the hierarchy of the neutrino mass eigenstates and the value of the leptonic delta CP phase. Especially, I will discuss Hyper-Kamiokande’s sensitivity using a joint atmospheric and accelerator fit to unravel part of these interrogations.

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September 25
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

INPA guests from campus can now come up to the lab early on Fridays. The INPA Common Room (50-5026) is reserved for our guests from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and from 1 pm to 5 pm. Note that the seminars are now held in 50A-5132 to accommodate a larger number of attendees.

Also, on Fridays from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm you are welcome to join the INPA Speaker for a brown-bag lunch in the small Pers Hall conference room, 54-130B.

INPA Tea Series

The Physics and Nuclear Science Divisions have together been leaders in revolutionary changes in our understanding of neutrinos and cosmology. Everyone is welcome to attend the open forum. Tea and light refreshments will be served.

INPA Common Room (50-5026)
3:30 pm

Access to the Lab

For a shuttle pass please email Paris Gordon. Please note: the pass is only valid for the day of the seminar.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please contact, preferably via email, Paris Gordon.