JENNIFER – Japan and Europe Network for Neutrino and Intensity Frontier Experimental Research – is a an MSCA-RISE project funded by European Union, under grant n.644294, that aims at jointly investigating the quark and lepton flavour structure of the standard model of particle physics, through participation in world-leading experiments based in Japan:
– the Belle-II experiment which will operate at the SUPERKEKB accelerator at Tsukuba, and aims to perform the most precise measurements of rare processes mainly for B-quarks and tau leptons. Belle-II detector is composed by different systems that will be installed between 2016 and 2018.
– the T2K neutrino oscillation experiment, being operated between Tokai and Kamioka and will be upgraded to the HyperK experiment in the next decade. Both aim to measure the details of the neutrino oscillation phenomenon and the possible presence of unexpected effects.
The 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.
The JENNIFER project has started on 1-4-2015 and will finish by 31-3-2019. Together with its scientific objectives, JENNIFER aims also to cross fertilize different communities: flavour and neutrino physicists, european and Japanese scientists, academic and industrial approaches.