Chris Walter Racks Up More Frequent Flier Miles

Thu, 2010-08-05 09:00 -- Anonymous (not verified)

This summer, Prof. Chris Walter has traveled to Japan, South Dakota, Greece, Japan, Chicago, and is now back in Japan. He is pulling a shift right now at the Super-Kamiokande experiment, which is a Cherenkov neutrino detector that consists of 50,000 tons of water in an underground tank. The experiment has to be observed 24 hours a day, so all the collaborating scientists take turns doing so. In a couple of weeks, Walter will head to Tokai, Japan for a meeting about the Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K) experiment, in which a beam of neutrinos from J-PARC in Tokai is directed toward the Super-K detector, more than 150 miles away. Prof. Kate Scholberg and graduate students Josh Albert and Taritree Wongjirad will also be in attendance.