first neutrino event in Bubble Chamber

...Neutrino Poetry ( John Updike (1932-2009) )...


Neutrinos they are very small. They have no charge and have no mass And do not interact at all. The earth is just a silly ball To them, through which they simply pass, Like dustmaids down a drafty hall Or photons through a sheet of glass. They snub the most exquisite gas, Ignore the most substantial wall, Cold-shoulder steel and sounding brass, Insult the stallion in his stall, And, scorning barriers of class, Infiltrate you and me! Like tall And painless guillotines, they fall Down through our heads into the grass. At night, they enter at Nepal And pierce the lover and his lass From underneath the bed – you call It wonderful; I call it crass.

The research presented on these web pages focuses on neutrinos and their relation to heaven and Earth and anything in between. Neutrinos are the second most common particle species in the Universe and they play an important part in astrophysics, cosmology and high energy physics. The neutrino mass is not predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics so they are an example of physics beyond the standard Model.

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