T2K experiment

The T2K (Tokai-to-Kamioka) Experiment

The T2K Regina group plays a leading role as responsible for part of the Fine Grained Detector (FGD) which is one of the main components of the Near Detector (ND280) of the T2K experiment. We also play a key role in the preparation for physics analyses and in software developments.

T2K Activities in Regina:
Links to Canadian Activities:
The Near Detector
T2K Canadian Group
T2K is a long baseline neutrino oscillation project based in Japan and due to be commissioned in 2009. Its primary goal is to measure the mixing angle theta[13] by detecting the appearance of electron neutrinos from an initial beam of muon neutrinos produced 295 Km away at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (JPARC) facilities in Tokai. A near detector (ND280 ) located at 280 m from the proton-target interaction point will be used to measure the initial flux of muon neutrinos and to estimate sources of background to the electron neutrino appearance. The Canadian T2K group is responsible for the construction of several components of the ND280 detector.