The History of Nuetrino Physics

Guest Speaker

Thursday, 18th February 2021 (19:45 - 22:00)

Venue: Virtual Meeting

History of Neutrino Physics

The neutrino was first proposed in 1930, but not detected until 1956.  It's still the least well understood particle in the Standard Model: we don't know its mass, or whether or not it is its own antiparticle.  Arguably, we don't even know how many different types of neutrino there are.  In this talk, I will discuss the history of neutrino physics - including a few excursions down blind alleys!

Speaker: Dr.Susan Cartwright

Dr Susan Cartwright graduated from Glasgow University with a BSc in Astronomy and Natural Philosophy (Physics, to most people - but if Natural Philosophy was good enough for Newton it was good enough for Glasgow!). 

She then did a PhD in particle physics, also at Glasgow, and worked in Hamburg, Germany and San Francisco before arriving in Sheffield in 1989.  She is currently working on neutrino oscillations with the T2K experiment in Japan(which, incidentally, doesn't have any evidence that neutrinos travel faster than light - though it does have evidence that accelerators don't much like earthquakes).


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