On February 11, 2017, the T2K Collaboration launched its Near Detector Upgrade project. The upgrade is targeted at reducing systematic errors in T2K’s search for CP violation in the neutrino sector. The current conceptual design will be developed into a technical design, leading to a full proposal, by the end of 2017. The collaboration aims to install the upgraded near detector around 2020, to fully benefit from the foreseen increase of the J-PARC MR beam power.
The ND280 Upgrade Leader is Dr Marco Zito, Saclay, and the Deputy is Prof Masashi Yokoyama, University of Tokyo.