“Counting atoms one by one for a decade: discovering the possible identity of neutrino and antineutrino”

Bill Fairbank

Monday,  October 23rd at 4:00 PM

120 Engineering (Hammond Auditorium)

In the standard model of elementary particles, the fundamental particles in nature from which matter is made consist of three quarks, three electron-like particles, and three neutrinos. Each of these has an antiparticle of opposite charge and opposite quantum numbers. The chargeless neutrinos are intriguing because the charge quantum number alone cannot distinguish a neutrino from an antineutrino: 0=0. A yet undiscovered possibility exists that in fact, each neutrino may be the same particle as the corresponding antineutrino. [Read More…]

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