09 Oct

3rd JENNIFER General Meeting held in Tsukuba

The 3rd General Meeting of JENNIFER 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 countries. The KEK Director General, professor Masanori Yamauchi, addressed his welcome to the meeting participants and stressed the importance for KEK activities of the external support provided by JENNIFER.

The meeting allowed to asses a deep review of the project status and to start discussing about a possible future development of the project. The meeting has been also reported on the IPNS new page: https://www2.kek.jp/ipns/en/post/2017/10/jennifer-generalmeeting/


25 Sep

JENNIFER Mid Term Review held in London

40 physicists from all the JENNIFER beneficiaries met in London, at the Queen Mary University premises,  to review the project status on september 22nd. Then on september 23rd they welcome their Project Officer, the MSCA Head of Unit and an external referee, to provide detailed insight in the progress of the project activities and the implementation of the MSCA-RISE objectives.

01 Aug

First JENNIFER summer school held in Grunberg (DE)

20 physics students from 7 european countries and a variety of lecturers lived together one week in Grunberg discussing about neutrinos, quarks, dark matter, detectors, data analysis. Some nice hands-on session were also very appreciated. Prizes for the better poster, better question and better answer wer awarded. Nice social life, including an excursion and bier tasting was enjoyed by everybody.



07 Oct

The 2015 Nobel prize in physics awarded to T.Kajita and A.McDonald


The  Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced that T2K collaboration member Takaaki Kajita will be awarded the 2015 Nobel prize in physics.  Prof Kajita, who is Director of University of  Tokyo’s Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), (partner of the JENNIFER project) shares the award with  Prof  Arthur McDonald  (Queen’s University, CA) “for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass.”

Prof Kajita’s Nobel-prize winning work was on the Super-Kamiokande (Super-K) experiment.  Super-K, which serves as the far detector for T2K, is a gigantic underground water Cherenkov detector that discovered atmospheric neutrino oscillation.