The 4th International Workshop on Nuclear and Particle Physics at J-PARC (NP08)

March 5th (Wed) - 7th (Fri), 2008
Mito, Ibaraki, Japan

First Announcement

This is the first announcement of the 4th International Workshop on Nuclear and Particle Physics at J-PARC (NP08). The workshop will be held at Mito Plaza Hotel ( in Mito City from March 5 through 7th. In the afternoon of Wednesday, 5th, a joint session to discuss all the scientific topics in J-PARC including Material and Life Science Facility will be held with prominent invited speakers.

The construction of the J-PARC is scheduled to be completed in the next Japanese fiscal year, 2008. Several experiments are already approved and the "day-1" experiments are being prepared. Proposals for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments at J-PARC are listed at and a summary of their approval status is found at .

Since the time of the initial facility design, many new proposals and initiatives have been developed. While the day-1 experiments are yet to be started, it is about the time to start the discussion for the future experiments. In this meeting, we would like to explore a long-term physics program after the completion of the "phase-1" construction.

The meeting will start with opening plenary session in the morning of the first day, and the afternoon will be devoted to the J-PARC wide session "Sciences at J-PARC" followed by the reception party in the evening. The second day will be devoted to six parallel sessions. In the last day, we will resume the plenary session to hear report from all parallel sessions as well as the prospects for the new proton facilities at Fermilab and GSI.

We would like to invite many people who are interested in the nuclear and particle physics to be explored at J-PARC to attend the workshop and join the discussion. If you are interested in contributing to the workshop, please contact one of six conveners, or to the co-chair of the workshop. Details of the workshop is still being developed and the website is being prepared at .

Subjects to be discussed:

  1. Strangeness Nuclear Physics Experiments (convener: T. Nagae

  2. Nuclear/Hadron Physics Experiments (convener: S. Sawada

  3. Kaon Rare Decay Experiments (convener: T. Komatsubara

  4. Muon Decay Experiments (convener: Y. Kuno

  5. Neutron Experiments (convener: H.M. Shimizu

  6. Neutrino Experiments and Proton Decay Experiments (convener: T. Hasegawa

Invited plenary speakers:

Local Organizing Committee:

S. Nagamiya (KEK/JAEA; J-PARC-Center)
K. Nishikawa (KEK; co-chair)
N. Saito (KEK; co-chair )
T. Nagae (Kyoto)
H. Tamura (Tohoku)
T. Nakano (Osaka RCNP)
H. Noumi (Osaka RCNP)
K.H. Tanaka (KEK)
S. Sawada (KEK)
S. Komamiya (Tokyo)
T. Hasegawa (KEK)
T. Nakaya (Kyoto)
T. Yamanaka (Osaka)
S. Mihara (Tokyo ICEPP)
Y. Kuno (Osaka)
T. Komatsubara (KEK)
J. Imazato (KEK)
K. Tokushuku (KEK)
T. Koseki (KEK)
S. Kumano (KEK)
Y. Okada (KEK)

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