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Neutrinos 101

Learn more about the invisible particles constantly streaming through us all.

11/13/19

How do you make the world’s most powerful neutrino beam?

DUNE will need lots of neutrinos—and to make them, scientists and engineers will use extreme versions of some common sounding ingredients: magnets and pencil lead.

10/25/18

Already beyond the Standard Model

We already know neutrinos break the mold of the Standard Model. The question is: By how much?

05/24/18

Game-changing neutrino experiments

This neutrino-watchers season preview will give you the rundown on what to expect to come out of neutrino research in the coming years.

02/16/17

Wizardly neutrinos

Why can a neutrino pass through solid objects?

01/10/17

How heavy is a neutrino?

The question is more complicated than it seems.

 
06/14/16

The neutrino turns 60

Project Poltergeist led to the discovery of the ghostly particle. Sixty years later, scientists are confronted with more neutrino mysteries than ever before.

07/22/15

Underground plans

The Super-Kamiokande collaboration has approved a project to improve the sensitivity of the Super-K neutrino detector.

06/30/15

How do you solve a puzzle like neutrinos?

When it comes to studying particles that zip through matter as though it weren’t even there, you use every method you can think of.

06/23/15

Bringing neutrino research back to India

The India-based Neutrino Observatory will provide a home base for Indian particle physicists.

06/16/15

OPERA catches fifth tau neutrino

The OPERA experiment’s study of tau neutrino appearance has reached the level of “discovery.”

06/09/15

Japan’s next big neutrino project

The proposed Hyper-K experiment would dwarf its predecessor.

05/26/15

A goldmine of scientific research

The underground home of the LUX dark matter experiment has a rich scientific history.

05/19/15

Looking to the heavens for neutrino masses

Scientists are using studies of the skies to solve a neutrino mystery.

05/12/15

High adventure physics

Three groups of hardy scientists recently met up in Antarctica to launch experiments into the big blue via balloon.

04/23/15

Extreme cold and shipwreck lead

Scientists have proven the concept of the CUORE experiment, which will study neutrinos with the world’s coldest detector and ancient lead.

04/22/15

Italian neutrino experiment to move to the US

The world’s largest liquid-argon neutrino detector will help with the search for sterile neutrinos at Fermilab. 

03/25/15

The dawn of DUNE

A powerful planned neutrino experiment gains new members, new leaders and a new name.

02/17/15

10 unusual detector materials

The past century has generated some creative ideas for tracking particles.

01/29/15

Real scientists borrow ‘Big Bang’ costumes

Parkas from The Big Bang Theory recently wound up in Greenland on an actual scientific expedition.

12/11/14

ICARUS hits the road

A giant neutrino detector is traveling by truck from the Italian Gran Sasso laboratories to CERN to get ready for a new life.

12/09/14

New books for the physics fan

These recently published popular science books will help you catch up on particle physics news, knowledge and history.

10/21/14

Costumes to make zombie Einstein proud

These physics-themed Halloween costume ideas are sure to entertain—and maybe even educate. Terrifying, we know.