Colloquium: Driving the Future with High Intensity Proton Driver, J-PARC

  • Date: –15:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Lecture Hall Å80101
  • Lecturer: Prof. Naohito Saito, Director of Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC), Ibaraki, Japan
  • Contact person: Jan-Erik Rubensson
  • Föreläsning

J-PARC is a multi-purpose research facility engaged in cutting-edge research in a variety of fields. Its research is carried out using world-class high-intensity proton accelerators built by the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency. In a wide range of research fields - including materials and life sciences, elementary particles and nuclear physics - we aim to contribute broadly to humankind by promoting diverse research and developments from basic science to industrial applications. We achieve this goal by offering the highest flux of secondary beams, e.g. neutrons, muons, neutrinos, K-mesons and other secondary particles, to many users not only from Japan but also from all over the world.

Since J-PARC began its operations in 2008, we have steadily increased beam intensities, enhanced the capability of facilities, and achieved a variety of results. Typical examples of research include: elucidation of the neutrino oscillation phenomenon in the area of elementary particle physics; and discovery of a new superconductivity phase, elucidation of function in biological materials, and development of new materials for industrial applications in the area of materials and life sciences research.

We are developing these lines of research, and contribute to the solution of mysteries surrounding the origin of the cosmos, matter and life.