The quest to understand the small mass of neutrinos is also a quest to discover new particles.
For decades scientists have tried to find a way to measure the mass of the lightest matter particle known to exist. Three new approaches now have a chance to succeed.
Physicists take on the mystery of the missing (and extra) neutrinos.
Back when it was theorized, scientists weren’t sure they would ever detect the neutrino; now they’re searching for a version of the particle that could be even more elusive.
The question may seem simple, but physicists don’t yet know the answer. New measurements aim to change that.
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.
We already know neutrinos break the mold of the Standard Model. The question is: By how much?
This neutrino-watchers season preview will give you the rundown on what to expect to come out of neutrino research in the coming years.
Why can a neutrino pass through solid objects?
The question is more complicated than it seems.
Project Poltergeist led to the discovery of the ghostly particle. Sixty years later, scientists are confronted with more neutrino mysteries than ever before.
Neutrinos are a puzzling mixture of three flavors and three masses. Scientists want to measure them down to the last drop.
The explanation for some strange experimental results could lie in undiscovered particles called sterile neutrinos.
A possible explanation for the lightness of neutrinos could help answer some big questions about the universe.
The mysterious particle could hold the key to why matter won out over antimatter in the early universe.
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.
The observation of neutrinoless double beta decay would suggest that, by itself, the Standard Model Higgs cannot give mass to neutrinos.
Subatomic particles streaming from the Earth’s interior carry important evidence of the planet’s origins.
For years, scientists thought that neutrinos fit perfectly into the Standard Model. But they don't. By better understanding these strange, elusive particles, scientists seek to better understand the workings of all the universe, one discovery at a time.
Neutrinos are elusive particles that are difficult to study, yet they may help explain some of the biggest mysteries of our universe. Using accelerators to make neutrino beams, scientists are unveiling the neutrinos’ secrets.