Saturday Physics for Everyone

Title Saturday Physics for Everyone: "Hunting for the Elusive Neutrino"
Speaker Professor Liang Yang, Physics Department
Date: 10/10/2015
Time: 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location:

 Room 141, Loomis Laboratory of Physics, 1110 West Green Street, Urbana, IL

Sponsor:

Physics Department

Contact: Toni Pitts, Coordinator of Recruiting and Special Programs
217.244.2948
sat_physics@physics.illinois.edu
Originating Calendar: Physics - Saturday Physics for Everyone
Abstract:

Neutrinos are among the tiniest elementary particles in the Universe. They are extremely difficult to detect, but scientists have gone to extraordinary lengths to measure their properties since the 1930s.  It often takes the ingenuity of a large team of people and decades to catch a glimpse of these elusive particles.

Almost at every turn, neutrinos have surprised us. As we dig deep into the mysteries of neutrinos, we find that they may be responsible for our very existence.  In this talk, I will discuss the fascinating history of neutrino physics and the cutting edge research in this area.

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