Twenty undergraduate and graduate students from the Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherland visited KEK and J-PARC from April 19 to 22, 2019. The Radboud University offers opportunities for undergraduate students to visit foreign research institutes every year as a part of the education program “Marie Curie Study Tours Foundation of the Radboud University in Nijmegen”. In this year, students chose to come to Japan.
On the first day, students attended lectures given by Prof. Katsuo Tokusyuku (director of IPNS), Prof. Mihoko Nojiri, and Prof. Naohito Saito (director of J-PARC). Lectures are about the research programs and accelerators in KEK and J-PARC, and their theoretical foundations.
On the last day, students attended a tour of J-PARC and KEK Tsukuba campus. In J-PARC, students visited materials and life science experimental facility (MLF), neutrino experimental facility, and the accelerator control room in the central control building. In KEK Tsukuba campus, students had an opportunity to see the accelerator test facility for ILC, the Belle II detector in Tsukuba experimental hall, and the magnet for the large hadron collider (LHC) magnet in the cryogenics science center.
All students were keen to learn activities here making notes and asking professors questions studiously. After departure of KEK, students plan to visit laboratories in Tokyo and Kyoto for another two weeks.