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The Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), KEK and UTokyo Sign MoU to Promote Hyper-Kamiokande Project


The Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) and The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), which aims 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. Twenty-two countries showed their interest in participating in this Japan-led project and Italy is the third nation to sign the MoU, following Poland and Spain in 2022.

UTokyo President Teruo Fujii, KEK Director General Masanori Yamauchi and President of the INFN Antonio Zoccoli exchanged signatures by post by the end of November 2023.

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

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