Rafik Er-rabit

Bio: Rafik Er-rabit, Faculty of Sciences, Ibn-Tofail University, Kénitra, Morocco

Rafik is a PhD student who is working on Hyper-Kamiokande collaboration.

Abstract: "Hyper-Kamiokande Collaboration"

In the Standard Model of elementary particle physics neutrinos are massless.  After the breakthrough discovery of neutrino oscillations in the Super-Kamiokande experiment, the properties of neutrinos have been determined with more details. Therefore, the actuality of finite neutrino mass indicates a theory beyond the Standard Model. However, the field of neutrino research has opened up for further investigations and discoveries.

In 2019 the Japanese government approved a next generation of large-scale water Cherenkov detector, “Hyper-Kamiokande”. It is planned to be an order of magnitude bigger than its predecessor, Super-Kamiokande (SK), with the optimal design consisting of megaton tanks equipped with ultra-high sensitivity photosensors. The Hyper-Kamiokande detector is both a “microscope,” used to observe elementary particles, and a “telescope” for observing the Sun and supernovas, using neutrinos. 

The Hyper-Kamiokande collaboration is currently composed of members from institutes coming from 20 countries in 3 different continents.