Thesis topic proposal
Yoshikazu Nagai
Search for the Leptonic CP Violation in Neutrino Oscillations at the T2K experiment


Institute: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Doctoral School of Physics

Thesis supervisor: Yoshikazu Nagai
Location of studies (in Hungarian): Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science, Institute of Physics (with visits to CERN, Geneva, Switzerland)
Abbreviation of location of studies: ELTE

Description of the research topic:

"Neutrinos are one of the most mysterious members of the Standard Model, a framework for describing fundamental forces and particles in nature. Neutrinos are known to change its lepton flavor while traveling (e.g., muon-neutrino to electron-neutrino), which the phenomenon is known as Neutrino Oscillation. Current and future front-runner neutrino experiments are eager to precisely study neutrino oscillations using accelerator-generated neutrinos, and one of such experiments is the Tokai-To-Kamioka (T2K) experiment in Japan.

T2K is the World’s leading accelerator-based neutrino experiment. Its main physics goal is to search for the evidence of “Charge-Paritiy” symmetry violation (CP violation) through neutrino oscillation. An intense beam of muon (anti)neutrinos is generated at the east coast of Japan and directed across the country to the gigantic neutrino detector (the Super-Kamiokande water Cherenkov detector, SK) in the mountains of western Japan. Student who conducts this research topic will search for the evidence of the leptonic CP violation using high-statistic T2K data. Student will have opportunities to travel to Japan for T2K detector operation and will summarize her/his study as a Ph.D dissertation which will bring a new insight in the field of experimental neutrino physics."

Required language skills: English
Further requirements: 
Experience of computer programming (preferably C++), basic knowledge of particle physics. Student will join the experimental neutrino physics group at ELTE and travel regularly to the T2K experiment at J-PARC in Tokai, Japan.

Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2023-05-31

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