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.