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Physics Lectures for the General MIT Community: b

Zero is Ruled Out. Neutrino Mass and its Consequences

Joe Formaggio
Wed Jan 11, 01:30-02:30pm, 32-123

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

An astonishing culmination of discoveries taking place over the last decade has led to a revolution in our understanding of neutrinos –one of nature’s most elusive particles. Originally proposed by Wolfgang Pauli in 1930 as a “desperate remedy” to save the law of conservation of energy, these chargeless, weakly-interacting, and (nearly) massless particles that permeate throughout the cosmos have been challenging our understanding of particle physics. During my talk, I will discuss the implications that come from a massive neutrino, and the current experimental efforts devoted to measuring neutrino mass.
Contact: Ray Ashoori, 13-2053, ashoori@mit.edu
Sponsor: Physics
Latest update: 29-Dec-2005

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