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Inside the ‘secret underground lair’ where scientists are searching the galaxies – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-17/inside-super-kamiokande-360-tour/11209104

My apologies if the above format does not work for some.......

 

Interesting to note that before some needed modification, in  2001, about 6,600 of the photo-multiplier tubes in the Super-Kamiokande detector imploded, due to a type of chain reaction, as the shock wave from the concussion of each imploding tube cracked its neighbours.

more info here....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamioka_Observatory#Nobel_prize_2

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00598-9    27 FEBRUARY 2019:

Gigantic Japanese detector prepares to catch neutrinos from supernovae:

Recent upgrades to the Super-Kamiokande neutrino observatory will allow it to trace the history of exploding stars:

Eleven thousand giant orange eyes confront the lucky few who have entered the Super-Kamiokande underground neutrino observatory in Japan — by far the largest neutrino detector of its kind in the world. A chance to see these light sensors is rare because they are usually submerged in 50,000 tonnes of purified water. But a major revamp of Super-K that was completed in January offered a rare chance to peer inside this grand cathedral of science.

A media photographer takes photographs inside the Super-Kamiokande Neutrino Detector

more at link......

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Overcumbersome method. What are the benefits? Neutrinonic computing?

I think they are just gluons freed from the nucleus. Like electrons and positrons being preons freed from the nucleus. 

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18 minutes ago, PervPhysProf said:

Overcumbersome method. What are the benefits? Neutrinonic computing?

I think they are just gluons freed from the nucleus. Like electrons and positrons being preons freed from the nucleus. 

https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/888/1/012054

Benefits of Gd for High Energy Neutrinos in SuperK-Gd:

Abstract:

The SuperK-Gd project is the approved upgrade of the Super-Kamiokande (SK) detector in order to enable it to efficiently (> 80%) detect thermal neutrons by dissolving 0.2% of gadolinium sulphate (Gd2(SO4)3) into its water. This ability has also significant advantages in the analysis of high energy (> 102 MeV) neutrinos in SK, namely atmospheric and long baseline neutrinos from T2K.

Here we present the improvements due to the use of the tagged final state neutrons in the separation of the interacting neutrinos and antineutrinos, the distinction between Neutral Current and Charged Current neutrino interactions, and the neutrino energy reconstruction. We study the impact of those features on both, atmospheric and long baseline neutrino oscillation analyses.

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http://theconversation.com/benefits-of-knowing-more-about-neutrinos-which-pass-through-our-bodies-unnoticed-49025

Benefits of knowing more about neutrinos which pass through our bodies unnoticed:

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https://link.springer.com/article/10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6796-2

The Super-Kamiokande experiment:

Abstract

Super-Kamiokande is a gigantic and versatile detector able to detect neutrinos with energies between a few MeV and a few hundred GeV. Super-K started data taking on 1st of April in 1996 after 5 years construction period and obtained compelling evidence of atmospheric neutrino oscillations in 1998, shortly after the beginning of the experiment. In 2001 SNO in Canada together with the Super-K data established that solar neutrinos are also oscillating. Following those historical discoveries, numerous intriguing results have been obtained by Super-K, like the discovery of oscillatory behavior, tau appearance in the atmospheric neutrinos, the matter effect of the solar neutrinos through the earth. The Super-K detector has also been used as a far detector of the long baseline neutrino oscillation experiments, K2K and T2K. In this article, we report mostly on the studies of the neutrino oscillations by Super-K in a historical context. The prospects for the future of Super-K are also described.

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In essence, the gathering of knowledge with relation to the evolution of the universe. Pretty handy if you ask me.

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15 hours ago, PervPhysProf said:

Overcumbersome method. What are the benefits? Neutrinonic computing?

I think they are just gluons freed from the nucleus. Like electrons and positrons being preons freed from the nucleus. 

What are the benifits? If nothing else just the engineering, it's an amazing feat of engineering if you ask me, these experiments don't  just push the boundaries of scientific knowledge but lots of other things too, for instance it's because of projects like this that we have the internet.

also " I think" ? Wouldn't that be the point of the experiment then, so we can know instead.

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