Mayly Sanchez, associate professor of physics, will present “Measuring the Elusive: How to Catch Neutrinos and What They Tell Us About the Universe” at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Lecture on Monday, April 6, at 8 p.m. in the Sun Room, Memorial Union. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Neutrinos remain the least understood building block of matter. They have no electrical charge, their mass is vanishingly small and they interact only through the weakest of forces. As they travel unhindered through miles and miles of matter, neutrinos pull off a special trick: they change from one type to another. This odd identity swap is what allows physicists to reveal the properties of these secretive particles: but they have to be caught first.
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