NCBJ in Poland, KEK and UTokyo sign MoU to promote Hyper-Kamiokande Project


National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) in Poland, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) and The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), which aimed to promote the Hyper-Kamiokande international scientific research project, whose main detector has been under construction with plans to start operation in 2027 at Kamioka, Hida City, Gifu Prefecture in Japan. Nineteen countries showed their interest in participating in this Japan-led project and Poland is the first nation to sign an MoU.

UTokyo President Fujii (left), KEK Director General Yamauchi (center) and NCBJ Director Kurek (right) signing the MoU respectively

UTokyo President Teruo Fujii, KEK Director General Masanori Yamauchi and NCBJ Direcor Krzysztof Kurek exchanged signatures by post until the middle of February 2022, due to a quasi-state of emergency declared by the Japanese government to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.

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