2009 Asian Science Camp

August 2-8, 2009
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPAN

 

 

 
last modified: 08/04/2009
Makoto Kobayashi : Leader

He was educated at Nagoya University and obtained his Ph.D. in 1972. He and Toshihide Maskawa proposed so called Kobayashi-Maskawa model in 1973, when they were both in Kyoto University. In 1979, Kobayashi moved to KEK.
The B-factory experiments at KEK and SLAC have proven that their model describes CP violation of elementary particles correctly.  He has been awarded a numbers of prizes, including the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics

Lecture

Title: Fate of Anti-Matter (PDF: 2.0MB) Lecture 2
Date&Time:   Aug. 3 (Mon) 13:30 -15:00  
Place:   Main Convention Hall  
Abstract:   It is known that every particle has its anti-particle. However, there is no anti-matter made of anti-particles in our natural environment. This puzzle is called the problem of matter dominance in the universe. This problem is closely related to CP violation in particle physics. CP violation is asymmetry of the fundamental laws of nature under the exchange of particles and anti-particles. CP violation in the standard model of the elementary particles is caused by flavor mixing among quarks. The standard model explains quite well the most of CP violating phenomena in the laboratory experiments, but we need more sources of CP violation to explain matter dominance of the universe.  

 

Camp
 
Title: Flavor of Quarks and Leptons (PDF: 195KB) Camp 1
Date&Time:   Aug. 3 (Mon) 17:00 -18:15  
Place:   404  
Abstract:   Quarks and leptons are the fundamental building blocks of matter. There are six kinds of quarks and six kinds of leptons. Those species of quarks and leptons are called flavor. The proton and the neutron are made of two kinds of quarks, u and d. The remaining four kinds of quarks are unstable in the usual environment, but some of them play very important roles to understand the fundamental laws of nature. A half of the leptons are neutrinos, which have intriguing properties like neutrino oscillation. It is interesting to understand the structure of matter and the laws of nature from the view point of quark and lepton flavor.  

Title: Flavor of Quarks and Leptons Camp 2
Date&Time:   Aug. 4 (Tue) 15:45 -17:00  
Place:   404  
Abstract:   Quarks and leptons are the fundamental building blocks of matter. There are six kinds of quarks and six kinds of leptons. Those species of quarks and leptons are called flavor. The proton and the neutron are made of two kinds of quarks, u and d. The remaining four kinds of quarks are unstable in the usual environment, but some of them play very important roles to understand the fundamental laws of nature. A half of the leptons are neutrinos, which have intriguing properties like neutrino oscillation. It is interesting to understand the structure of matter and the laws of nature from the view point of quark and lepton flavor.  
       


Key Words: - Anti-matter
- Quark
- Big-bang
 


Ryuichiro Kitano: Associate
 
 

Associate Professor, Tohoku University.
He obtained his Ph.D from Sokendai (KEK) in 2002 and worked at the Institute for Advanced Study, SLAC, and LANL in the U.S.His expertise is in physics beyond the standard model of elementary particle.

 
asc09 at kek.jp