In order to enhance Super-Kamiokande's ability to observe neutrinos, we plan to refurbish the detector during the period from June to September 2018. It has been 12 years since the detector was last opened.

XMASS experiment aims to directly detect the cold dark matter using liquid Xenon (at about -100℃). Dark matter is unknown matter which is 5~6 times quantity of ordinary visible matter in the universe

Kamioka Observatory is an inter-university facility and has a large laboratory for the experimental physics located 1,000m underground of Kamioka-mine in Hida-city, Gifu. Many scientists are conducting leading researches such as Super-Kamiokande experiment in the underground laboratory.

The Hyper-Kamiokande experiment has been proposed as a successor of the Kamiokande and Super-Kamiokande aiming to explore unification of elementally particles and evolutionary history of the universe.


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