The Belle II Experiment
The future of the Belle collaboration
Discussion about the successor to the Belle detector, Belle II are well underway. This upgrade would include improvements for the B factory, increasing the luminosity 100-fold, as well as improvements for the detector components.
The University of Melbourne Experimental Particle Physics group is very active in this new collaboration, taking on responsibilities in both the gathering data through the manufacture of detector components as well as the handling and processing of that data by taking lead in the development of the Belle II Collaboration's grid computing.
The upgrade of the KEKB accelerator has been approved, with the positron accumulation upgrade scheduled to begin during the middle of 2010.The overall upgrade is planned to take 3 - 4 years.