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Congratulations to Dr. Gustafson

The anticupcake was annihilated by eating, not by interaction with another cupcake.

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Just before the Nobel Ceremony

Here is a group photo of the Super-Kamiocollaborator guests of the laureate. From left: Masato Takita, Yoshitaka Itow, Ed Kearns, Hank Sobel, Takaaki Kajita, Hank Sobel, Yoichiro Suzuki, Kenzo Nakamura, Masayuki Nakahata. and a greeting to Ed’s PY 251 students!

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Breakthrough Prize for Super-K and T2K

Super-K, K2K and T2K (the latter two combined) were recognized along with Daya Bay, KamLAND and SNO by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, a relatively new award.  The awarded for Super-K  was received by Kajita and Suzuki, with authors of the … Continue reading

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Dinner with the future laureate

Clockwise from left: Dan Gastler, Ed Kearns, Nobel Laureate Takaaki Kajita, Wei Wang, Mike Litos,  Jen Raaf, and Fanny Dufour.

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Kajita and McDonald win Nobel for neutrino oscillations

The discovery of neutrino mass and neutrino oscillation has finally been recognized by the Physics Nobel Prize! The 2015 prize goes to Takaaki Kajita from Super-K and Art McDonald from SNO, recognizing our studies of atmospheric neutrinos and solar neutrinos … Continue reading

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Dinucleon decay into pions published and highlighted.

Jeff Gustafson’s search for dinucleon decay into pions was published and listed as an Editor’s Suggestion by Physical Review D. His search in three modes was negative but set new lifetime limits more than two orders of magnitude more restrictive … Continue reading

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Dinucleon decay paper published in PRL

The Super-K collaboration has (finally!) published our paper (M. Litos et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 131803) based on Mike Litos’ Ph.D. thesis search for dinucleon decay into kaons. This process changes baryon number by two units without any change in … Continue reading

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Super-Kamioka appears in COSMOS

Neil deGrasse Tyson paid a virtual visit to the Super-K detector to discuss supernova neutrinos. The vignette appeared in the April 13 episode of COSMOS, “Deeper, Deeper, Deeper, Still”, Episode 6.  

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Solar Neutrinos at Night

Our paper detailing the asymmetry between the flux of solar neutrinos at night versus daytime: First Indication of Terrestrial Matter Effects on Solar Neutrino Oscillation has been selected as a Physical Review Letters Editors Suggestion as well as Featured in … Continue reading

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T2K Result Featured by PRL

Our most recent T2K publication (Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 061802) shows the electron neutrino appearance signal interpreted in comparison with the measurements of electron antineutrino disappearance by the reactor experiments. The paper was featured in a PRL Viewpoint article discussing how … Continue reading

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