European Workshop on Water Cherenkov Precision Detectors for Neutrino and Nucleon Decay Physics (TMEX 2018 WCP)2018.09.19 15:18 - admin
The main goal of the Theory Meeting Experiment workshop this year is to gather the enthusiasts of water Cherenkov detector experiments and discuss their impact on neutrino physics from the experimental as well as from the theoretical point of view.
The water Cherenkov detectors have played an important role in neutrino physics allowing for the first detection of Supernova neutrinos in 1987 (by Kamiokande and IMB detectors) which was later granted with the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2002, and leading a decade later to the discovery of neutrino oscillations (by Super-Kamiokande and SNO) which resulted in awarding two leaders of those experiments with the Nobel Prize in 2015. The neutrino physics probed with water Cherenkov detectors extended beyond those awarded measurements allowing for detection of very high energy cosmic neutrinos by IceCube or the discovery of muon neutrino to electron neutrino appearance oscillations by T2K. Still many other important mesurements are ongoing and planned .