In recent years, a variety of fundamental scientific research fields have been established due to the production of various high-intensity quantum beams created by accelerators. However, these studies have been carried out independently and not enough effort has been made to share theoretical progresses and technological advances to other research fields. Based on the World-renowned advanced detector technology developed in Japan for space X-ray and gamma-ray observations, we will establish common theoretical frameworks and technological platforms and combine them with exotic quantum beams, namely negative muons, virtual photons and polarized RI beams. This will enable us to perform cooperative works in different research fields and develop novel methods. Furthermore, this will not only contribute to the area of fundamental sciences, but also towards new applications such as non-destructive 3D element analysis and medical applications.

What’s New

2023.05.24 Meeting
55th Project Management Meeting was held on May 24, 2023 (online).
2023.04.22 Outreach
Dr. TAKEDA, S. (Univ. Tokyo, C01) gave a lecture at the public lecture meeting “How Gamma Rays are Seen in Astronomy and Medicine” jointly organized by Kavli IPMU, the University of Tokyo and Institute for Cosmic Ray Research.
2023.04.28 Award
Ms. KINO, Ryoko (Tohoku Univ., A02) received 13th KEK Excellent Master Thesis Award for Detector Development.
2023.04.25 Meeting
54th Project Management Meeting was held on April 25, 2023 (online).
2023.03.29 Award
Prof. MIYAKE, Y. (KEK, C02) received the 2022 Outstanding Contribution Award of the Society of Muon and Meson Science of Japan.
2023.03.29 Award
Dr. CHIU, I-H. (Osaka Univ., B01) received the 2022 Research Incentive Award of the Society of Muon and Meson Science of Japan.
2023.03.22 Award
Dr. ABE, Takashi (RIKEN, B03) and Prof. OTSUKA, Takaharu (Univ. Tokyo/RIKEN) received the FY2022 RIKEN Baiho Award.
2023.03.22 Award
Dr. UMEGAKI, I. (KEK., B01) received the 17th (2023) JPS Young Scientist Award.
2022.03.22 Award
Ms. KINO, Ryoko (Tohoku Univ., A02) received the 13th (FY2022) Master Thesis Award of the J-PARC Hadron Hall Users' Association (HUA).
2022.03.17 Press rel.
A joint research by Prof. NAKAMURA, N. (Univ. Electro-Communications (UEC)), Prof. TAKAHASHI, T. (Univ. Tokyo), Prof. WATANABE, S. (JAXA), and collaborators including the A01 & C01 groups was press-released from UEC, the University of Tokyo (Kavli IPMU), Tsukuba University, and National Institute for Fusion Science.
2023.03.15 Outreach
Prof. TAKAHASHI, T. (Univ. Tokyo, C01) gave a lecture on “R&D study of novel nuclear medicine imaging for next generation internal radiation therapy based on space X-ray observation technologies,” at a public lecture meeting organized by Kashiwanoha Life Science Council, Life Science Innovation Network Japan.

Upcoming Activities

2023.06.14 Meeting
56th Project Management Meeting will be held on June 14, 2023 at 17:00 (online).

Planned Research

  • A01
    Precision measurements in atomic and molecular physics using a negative muon beam and its application to observations in astrophysics

  • A02
    Investigation of deep inside of nuclei and neutron stars with high energy photons

  • B01
    Development of a new non-destructive 3D elemental analysis method using negative muon beam

  • B02
    Basic research of in-flight muon catalyzed fusion in the Mach shock wave interference region

  • B03
    Highly spin-polarized RI beam and the application to nuclear and condensed-matter physics

  • C01
    Novel and interdisciplinary application of hard X-ray and gamma-ray detectors

  • C02
    Advanced negative muon beam development