The 3rd General Meeting of JENNIFER (Japan and Europe Network for Neutrino and Intensity Frontier Experimental Research) Consortium was held in KEK Tsukuba campus on October 6, 2017. It was for the first time in Japan and attended by 40 scientists from 11 nations: Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Austria, Czech Republic, Spain, Turkey and Japan.
JENNIFER is a an MSCA-RISE (Research and Innovation Staff Exchange) project funded by European Union that aims at jointly investigating the quark and lepton flavor structure of the standard model of particle physics, through participation in world-leading experiments based in Japan: BelleⅡexperiment with the SuperKEKB accelerator at Tsukuba and the T2K neutrino oscillation experiment, being operated between J-PARC in Tokai and Super Kamiokande in Kamioka, Gifu prefecture. JENNIFER Consortium is formed by 13 academic and 1 industrial European organizations, and by 2 Japanese institutions: the KEK Laboratory and the Institute for Cosmic Rays Research (ICRR) of the University of Tokyo. In practice, 70-80% members are coming from outside of Japan, which makes these projects international.
At the beginning of general meeting, KEK Director General, Dr. Masanori Yamauchi remarked at a welcome speech, “Neutrino physics (in T2K) and flavor physics of BelleⅡare in very interesting position. Because we have a chance to see beyond standard model and beyond the reach of an energy frontier experiment… JENNIFER framework is extremely important for KEK. It is one of our important missions to host international collaborations”. And JENNIFER Project Coordinator, Dr. Antonio Passeri responded, “It is really a pleasure to be here in KEK” and commented as follows, “EU is a significant actor in financing our collaboration project between Europe and Japan. We will discuss second application, because project will be finished at the end of March 2019. We would like to step to continue our collaboration in Japan, BelleⅡand Neutrino physics”.
After that, scientists involved in both experiments presented the status according to each Work Package (WP), WP1: FLAVOUR PHYSICS at an e+e- COLLIDER, WP2: BelleⅡDETECTOR CONSTRUCTION AND TEST, WP3: NEUTRINO OSCILLATION PHYSICS, WP4: TOWARDS Hyper Kamiokande, WP5: MANAGEMENT (Outreach Activities, etc.).
- JENNIFER JENNIFER Official Website
- JENNIFER JENNIFERGeneral Meeting Official Website
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- KEK KEK Official Website/ Research at B-Factory
- Belle Belle Experiment Website
- BelleⅡ BelleⅡExperiment Website
- KEK IPNSKEK/IPNS Official Website【Special Article】BelleⅡExperiment (in Japanese)
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- KEKKEK Official Website/The Neutrino Research
- T2KT2K Experiment Website
- ICRRSuper Kamiokande Website/T2K Experiment
- J-PARCJ-PARC Official Website/T2K Experiment
- KEK IPNSKEK/IPNS Official Website【Special Article】T2K Experiment (in Japanese)