KEK is Japan’s high-energy accelerator research organization. The original facility in Tsukuba is now home to the SuperKEKB collider, where world-leading research into flavour physics is performed alongside other research programmes in particle and accelerator physics. The newer J-PARC facility in Tokai was founded in 2006, and is home to a high-intensity proton accelerator that provides a neutrino beam for the T2K experiment and serves other particle- and nuclear-physics experiments, as well as investigations into materials and life sciences.
CERN Courier laboratory correspondent: Hajime Hikino
The FIPs 2020 workshop was structured around portals that may link the Standard Model to a rich dark sector: axions, dark photons, dark scalars and heavy neutral leptons.
Boris Kayser explains how neutrino physicists are now closing in on a crucial piece of evidence on the origin of the matter–antimatter asymmetry observed in the Universe.
Electron-positron collisions at SuperKEKB have reached an instantaneous luminosity surpassing the LHC’s record set with proton-proton collisions in 2018.
Accelerator physicist John Flanagan, who made important contributions to the KEKB and SuperKEKB projects in Japan, passed away on 13 March.
The collaboration scoured four months of electron-positron collisions at SuperKEKB for evidence of invisibly decaying Z′ bosons.
Experimental evidence was first reported in the 1970s, but there has been a lingering theoretical controversy about the interpretation of both states.