BCIT Faculty members Dr. Barry Pointon and Dr. Michal Aibin recently joined the Canadian Hyper-K group to work with researchers and students involved in the existing Super-Kamiokande (Super-K) and the future Hyper-Kamiokande (Hyper-K) neutrino physics experiments in Japan.
This Canadian collaboration included many Canadian universities and institutions such as BCIT and TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre. Recently, $2 million NSERC grants were received for applied research in support of this international, world-class experiment. A portion of this grant will provide opportunities for the BCIT researchers and select students to work on the project.
“I am excited to join the Canadian Hyper-K group. This is an incredible opportunity for BCIT, myself, and our students to work with world-class facilities, and cutting-edge research that led to awarding half of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics,” says Dr. Pointon.
“Dr. Pointon’s work with this international group shows the quality and contribution of the applied research done at BCIT. The collaboration has BCIT once again working side by side with world-class international institutions to solve today’s complex problems. We’re very excited and proud of Dr. Pointon’s achievement,” shares Kim Dotto, Dean Applied Research and Centre for Applied Research and Innovation. …read the full story here