Milestone

IFAE accepted as new member in the Hyer-Kamiokande Collaboration

September 8, 2021

Neutrinos Group

The Hyer-Kamiokande Collaboration accepted IFAE as a new member. HyperK is one of the next generation long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments.

The new far detector, a 250 kton water Cherenkov detector, is currently under construction. As near detector will serve the upgraded ND280 detector from T2K, a project in which IFAE is already involved in leading positions. The start of the data taking is planned for 2027.

Latest Group News

New Positions

Thorsten Lux nominated as leader of the ND280 working group for Hyper-Kamiokande

February 7, 2024

Thorsten Lux has been nominated as leader of the ND280 working group for Hyper-Kamiokande. ND280 will be crucial for the success of the Hyper-Kamiokande (HyperK) experiment.

Instrumentation

T2K ND280 Upgrade Milestone: Cosmic Tracks Recorded as New Detectors Installed

October 18, 2023

The T2K ND280 Upgrade project achieved a significant milestone as the first of the new Time Projection Chambers (TPCs) recorded cosmic tracks inside the ND280 pit.

Patents

Three new IFAE patents

October 9, 2023

IFAE filed a new medical imaging technology patent application: “Proton CT System with Improved Proton Energy Detector” and a patent application was granted named “Devices, Systems, and Methods for Mammography with a Detector Having Reduced Dimensions.” The third is a PET technology based new patent application filed in the European Patent Office.