KEK

Local name高エネルギー加速器研究機構 (KEK)
LocationTsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

The High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, known as KEK, is a Japanese organization whose purpose is to operate the largest particle physics laboratory in Japan, situated in Tsukuba, Ibaraki prefecture. It was established in 1997. The term "KEK" is also used to refer to the laboratory itself, which employs approximately 695 employees. KEK's main function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics, material science, structural biology, radiation science, computing science, nuclear transmutation and so on. Numerous experiments have been constructed at KEK by the internal and international collaborations that have made use of them. Makoto Kobayashi, emeritus professor at KEK, is known globally for his work on CP-violation, and was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Tags OfficeR&D Office
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KEK

Official Website https://www.kek.jp/

Address Japan

Coordinates 36°9'7.459" N 140°4'21.671" E

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