Physics Department Seminar University of Alaska Fairbanks

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A Brief History of Neutrinos

Martin Truffer
Physics Department and GI, UAF



I will give a brief overview of the history of the neutrino, starting with Pauli's original suggestion in 1930 to the eventual detection by Cowan and Reines more than 30 years later. Subsequently, big observatories yielded huge successes (such as the observation of Supernova 1987A), as well as long-standing problems. In particular, for many years there was a dearth of detected solar neutrinos that stumped theoreticians. The eventual discovery of neutrino mass in the mid 1990s solved these problems and was recently awarded the Nobel Prize. But the mass, albeit small, of neutrinos poses big problems for the Standard Model, so neutrino physics is bound to remain an exciting study field.


Friday, 15 January 2016

Globe Room, Elvey Building

3:45 PM