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Forthcoming Project Peer Review Panel meeting Summary - February 2021

The February meeting of the Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) will take place virtually via Zoom. The presentation and Q&A session for the proposals are open to members of the science community to observe. The Panel will be reviewing one project proposal. Anyone who wishes to attend should contact Christopher Carlton who will send them the Zoom details for the meeting.

The proposal being reviewed, and time of review is as follows:

22 February, 11.00 – 13.00 

Hyper-Kamiokande construction 

Hyper-Kamiokande (Hyper-K) will be both a microscope for discovering the properties of neutrinos and a neutrino telescope for observing the cosmos.

Hyper-K's physics goals, aligned with the STFC Science Challenges, require a step-change in intensity, magnitude and precision over current experiments. This is timely as these objectives exceed the capabilities of current facilities and new larger detectors with a more powerful beam are needed. The application proposes to develop key components for data-readout, calibration, an intense neutrino source background noise suppression that will create unique scientific opportunities for UK scientists and engineers.

The Hyper-Kamiokande project builds on the important investment the UK has already made in its predecessor T2K and in R&D for Hyper-K.

The Panel goes into closed session for the rest of the day.

It is the Panel's policy to hold the scientific presentations it receives in open session. Details of these presentations are distributed through the Astrocommunity and Hi-Phi mailing lists.

Please e-mail Rob Edgecock if you would like to be added to the Hi-Phi mail.

Last updated: 23 February 2021

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