Suupaa Kamioka Jikken 
Super-Kamiokande

at the

University of Hawai`i


The 50,000 ton water Cherenkov detector buried deep beneath the Japanese alps has produced the first convincing evidence for atmospheric neutrino oscillations and thus mass, and has produced the most cited paper ever in experimental particle physics. The instrument is also used to study solar neutrinos and to search for nucleon decay, supernovae, and a variety of astrophysical neutrinos and unusual sources and particles, such as monopoles, WIMPS, etc. The detector has operated since 1996, and restarted operations after a one year hiatus (due to PMT implosion in 11/01) in late 2002. A further upgrade is taking place in late 2005-early 2006. The detector is expected to run for about another ten years.

News:

Go here for updates on SuperK recovery progress

Atsuko Kibayashi's Thesis, analysis of muon neutrino oscillations in SuperK using 1496 days of data and a 3D flux prediction, June 2002.

Announcement of first neutrinos in SuperK from KEK by the K2K Collaboration, of which UH is a member, 28 June 1999.

Super-Kamiokande Claim of Discovery of Neutrino Oscillations and Mass This page has been updated, Aug 2000.


Publications and Notes:

      Several Non-Technical Notes about Neutrinos:
    • "Neutrinos Have Mass! a six page summary of the state of research relating to neutrino oscillations and mass (6/99).
    • "An Introduction to Neutrino Astronomy", a five page non-technical description of the motivation for undertaking neutrino astronomy, and the present state of attempts to open a new window on the universe (5/99).

SuperK Project Members at UH:


Travel Information


Related Pages

US Collaboration

Japan Collaboration


Various Lists


Pictures of Super-Kamiokande


Last modified: 02.08.09
University of Hawaii / jgl@uhheph.phys.hawaii.edu