SNP School 2015


SNP School 2015 was successfully finished.

Osamu Hashimoto Prize and Incentive Prize

Osamu Hashimoto Prize was awarded to:

Diego Lonardoni (Argonne National Laboratory)
"The hyperon puzzle: hints from quantum Monte Carlo calculations"

Incentive Prize was awared to:

Shoko Tomita (Tohoku University)
"Analysis status of the 3rd hypernuclear decay pion spectroscopy at MAMI-C"

File of Lectures

They are only opened for the attendants (protected by user name and passward): link to repository.

Important notice

 Last minutes information (useful information about Sendai) are available from HYP2015 web page.

We will send a student to the Ark hotel to pick you up at 8:40 (sharp!) on 3rd September and try to get 8:50 public bus from Bansuisodomae-stop.
Please prepare 230 yen in cash before taking bus or purchase a pre-paid card.

 If those who stay at other hotels want to catch the guide before taking a bus, they can directly go to the bus stop or come to lobby of Ark hotel before 8:40.

After the lecture by Prof. Mart on 3rd September, we will have a reception at the school venue serving light meals and drinks. Please come to enjoy discussion.

School schedule

Time table on Indico is available.

Program of the Young Researchers' Session is now opened.

Announcement from organizers

We are pleased to announce that the SNP School 2015 will take place on the campus of Tohoku University, Sendai from September 3rd to 5th, 2015. This school is the fourth school of a series of SNP schools 2012, 2013 and 2014. This year, the school is organized as the pre-conference event of the 12th International Conference on Hypernuclear and Strange Particle Physics (HYP2015) to be held at Tohoku University from September 7th to 12th. We encourage young scientists who intend to participate in HYP2015 to join also the SNP School 2015 and to present their research at the young researchers’ session.

Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University hosts the SNP School in close cooperation among ELPH of Tohoku Univ., RCNP of Osaka Univ., SPIRE Field 5, Nishina Center of RIKEN, ANPhA, Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) of Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), J-PARC center of JAEA/KEK and grant-in-aid for scientific research on innovative areas “Nuclear matter in neutron stars investigated by experiments and astronomical observations.”

The school will have a series of lectures and topical talks on the strangeness nuclear physics as well as the hadron physics in general which should play central roles in the 21st century nuclear physics research at accelerator facilities including hadron machines such as J-PARC (Japan), FAIR project at GSI (Germany), electron machines as CEBAF at Jefferson Lab (USA), MAMI-C at Mainz Univ. (Germany) and ELPH at Tohoku Univ. (Japan) etc. in the world. Lectures by leading physicists will overview the related subjects both from experiment and from theory. Topical talks on recent progress and future prospects of the fields, and presentations by the participants will be also arranged. One can see the program and other information of the previous SNP School 2014 at

It is our intention to establish a new tradition of the school and develop it as an opportunity to foster active young physicists in wide fields of nuclear and related physics to be pursued around J-PARC in the future. Therefore the participants of the school are assumed to be graduate students and young scientists who have strong motivation to carry out the future nuclear physics research. Together with lecturers who are leaders in these fields, senior participants are also welcome to vitalize the school.

Program of lectures (it may be subject to re-order)

  Sep/3 (Thu) Sep/4(Fri) Sep/5(Sat)
09:00 - 10:15


Bombaci Fabbietti

Opening (10:10-)

10:30 - 11:45 Bombaci Participants' session Fabbietti
  Lunch Lunch  Lunch
13:00 - 14:15



Bombaci Fabbietti



14:30 - 15:45 Participants' session






16:00 - 17:15 Participants' session
Tour at ELPH
   Reception   Closing

Scheduled Lectures

 I. Bombaci (Pisa)

“Pulsars and Neutron Stars: observations and theoretical models”

 L. Fabbietti (Tech. Univ. Munich)

"Vector meson properties in mater and chiral symmetry restoration"

 H. Hama (ELPH-Tohoku)

“Accelerators and Physics in ELPH”

 T. Mart (Indonesia)

“Strangeness electro-/photo-production””

S.Sawada (J-PARC)

“Strangenss/Hadron physics programs at J-PARC”

The school will be held at the Aoba Science Hall in the Aobayama campus of Tohoku University (Sendai, Miyagi pref.). The city of Sendai with a population of one million is the center of the northern part of Japan, “Tohoku District”. It is located about 350 km north of Tokyo and can be accessed in 1 hour and 45 minutes by the super-express train (Tohoku Shinkansen). We are planning to visit an electron accelerator facility at ELPH-Tohoku with a lecture as a part of the SNP School 2015.

The school will welcome a maximum of approximately 50 graduate students and young scientists from all over the world both in experiments and in theory. Though budget is quite limited but participants have a chance to have financial support for their local expenses during the school. In addition, the organizers strongly advise the persons who need a visa to enter Japan, to contact the organizer as soon as possible, since the issuance of a visa may take a long time.

The school will organize special sessions to give a chance of presentation for participants. We encourage young scientists to present their research in the school and enjoy lectures.

Young Researchers' Session: Program is here.

Young researchers' sessions are scheduled on 4th Sep. There are 15 minutes talks (including discussion) and short presentations (5 minutes, discussion time is not prepared).All participants in the young researchers' session can present posters for detailed discussion. Based on quality of research and presentation, best presentation will get Hashimoto prize.  

Application and Selection of participants:

Application form can be submitted from the SNP school 2015 homepage.

The registration fee is 5,000 yen (only cash will be accepted at the registration desk) which includes coffee, refreshments and the welcome reception. The registration fee of the SNP School 2015 will be exempted for the participants who registered the HYP2015 conference (HYP2015 registration fee covers the SNP School 2015, too).

Selections of participants (students and post-docs) and financial support for them will be performed based on research interest, activities, abstract of the presentation. Graduate students are requested to attach a one-page recommendation letter provided by the supervisor to be attached to the application form. All young participants are expected to present his/her activities by poster or oral sessions during the school. Please give a title and one-page abstract which will affect the decision of financial support. Deadline of application/registration is the 20th of July, 2015 however later registration results in less chance for financial support. We encourage earlier registration for participants who want to have financial support.


Participants who attend the HYP2015 conference are expected to arrange their hotels through the HYP2015 hotel booking page (JTB) from the HYP2015 registration page.

The hotel booking page in the SNP School 2015 registration page is only for the participants who attend only the SNP School 2015. If you have any question about hotel arrangement, please contact the organizer.

Important dates:

2nd announcement May, 2015 (this document)
Application deadline July 20, 2015
Final announcement August, 2015
SNP School 2015 September 3-5 , 2015
HYP2015 September 7-12, 2015


Prof. Satoshi N Nakamura

Dept. of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University,

Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578, JAPAN

Phone: +81-22-795-6453

Fax: +81-22-795-6455



Please forward this first announcement to students and colleagues who may be interested.


Best regards,

Prof. Satoshi N. Nakamura, Chair of the SNP School 2015

Department of Physics, School of Science, Tohoku University



Hosts Organization

The SNP School 2015 is hosted by

Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University,

co-hosted by

Strategic Programs for Innovative Research (SPIRE) Field 5,

Research Center for Electron Photon Science, Tohoku University,

Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University.


Nishina Center of RIKEN,

Asian Nuclear Physics Association (ANPhA),

Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) of Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), J-PARC center of JAEA/KEK,

grant-in-aid for scientific research on innovative areas “Nuclear matter in neutron stars investigated by experiments and astronomical observations, and

Miyagi industrial exhange center (YUME Messe Miyagi).

Organizing Committee

A. Dote (KEK), E. Hiyama (RIKEN), K. Imai (JAEA), Y. Fujii (Tohoku), T. Ishikawa (ELPH-Tohoku), H. Kanda (Tohoku), M. Kaneta (Tohoku), T. Koike (Tohoku), K. Maeda (Tohoku), K. Miwa (Tohoku), S.N. Nakamura (Tohoku, Chair), H. Noumi (RCNP-Osaka), H. Shimizu (ELPH-Tohoku), T. Suda (ELPH-Tohoku), H. Tamura (Tohoku), K. Tsukada (ELPH-Tohoku)


S.N. Nakamura,  Tohoku University,