Neutrinos

Neutrino Factories in Deep Outer Space: Elementary Particles From the Depths of Our Universe

Neutrino Factories in Deep Outer Space: Elementary Particles From the Depths of Our Universe

For the first time, researchers reveal the origin of neutrinos, elementary particles that reach our planet from the depths of…

July 31, 2022

Nearly Pure Argon Left Undisturbed Since Earth’s Formation May Soon Whisper Secrets About Universe’s Dark Matter

University of Houston Researchers to Create Facility for Mining Exceptionally Pure Argon from Colorado Site A deposit of virtually pure…

April 27, 2022

Particle Physics Breakthrough: Scientists Report First-of-Its-Kind Neutrino Measurement

For the first time, physicists extracted the detailed "energy-dependent neutrino-argon interaction cross section," a key value for studying how neutrinos…

April 14, 2022

Physicists Are Closing In on the Next Breakthrough in Particle Physics – And the Search for Our Own Origins

CUORE Team Places New Limits on the Bizarre Behavior of Neutrinos Physicists are closing in on the true nature of…

April 13, 2022

Nuclear Reactor Helps Scientists Catch and Study “Ghost Particles”

‘Ghost particles’ research could bolster physics, nuclear nonproliferation. A nuclear reactor at an Illinois energy plant is helping University of…

March 11, 2022

KATRIN Experiment Constrains the Mass of Mysterious Neutrino Particles With Unprecedented Precision

New world record: Neutrinos are lighter than 0.8 electron volts. Neutrinos are arguably the most fascinating elementary particles in our…

February 16, 2022

New World Record: “Ghost Particle” Experiment Limits Neutrino Mass With Unprecedented Precision

Neutrinos Are Lighter Than 0.8 Electronvolts New world record: KATRIN experiment limits neutrino mass with unprecedented precision. Neutrinos are arguably…

February 14, 2022

To Find the Very Highest-Energy “Ghost” Particles in the Universe, a New Detector Will Soar Over Antarctica

NASA gives go-ahead for $20M multi-institution balloon experiment led by UChicago scientists. Sometimes a question is so big that it…

December 16, 2021

For the First Time Ever, Physicists Detect Signs of Neutrinos at Large Hadron Collider

Scientific first at CERN facility a preview of upcoming 3-year research campaign. The international Forward Search Experiment team, led by…

November 27, 2021

Electrons Set the Stage for Neutrino Experiments – Solving Mystery of the Origins of Our Matter-Dominated Universe

Early-career nuclear physicists show that a better understanding of how neutrinos interact with matter is needed to make the most…

November 24, 2021

Did a Black Hole Eating a Star Generate a Neutrino? New Research Casts Doubt

New calculations show that a black hole slurping down a star may not have generated enough energy to launch a…

November 2, 2021

MicroBooNE Experiment: Investigating a Long-Standing Neutrino Mystery

MIT Graduate student Nicholas Kamp describes the MicroBooNE experiment and its implications for our understanding of fundamental particles. Neutrinos are…

November 1, 2021

Mysterious Physics Still Unexplained: MicroBooNE Experiment Shows No Hint of Sterile Neutrino

The theoretical particle known as the sterile neutrino has been dealt a blow by new results from the MicroBooNE experiment…

October 30, 2021

Portal to the Dark Side: Sterile Neutrinos an Intriguing Possibility in the Quest for Understanding Dark Matter

“Sterile neutrinos” are theoretically predicted new particles that offer an intriguing possibility in the quest for understanding the dark matter…

June 13, 2021

Science Made Simple: What Are Sterile Neutrinos?

Sterile neutrinos are a special kind of neutrino that has been proposed to explain some unexpected experimental results, but they…

June 13, 2021

ICARUS Gets Ready to Fly – Officially Starts Its Hunt for Elusive Sterile Neutrinos This Fall

The ICARUS detector, part of Fermilab’s Short-Baseline Neutrino Program, will officially start its hunt for elusive sterile neutrinos this fall.…

June 5, 2021

NASA’s Swift Helps Tie “Ghost Particle” to Star-Shredding Black Hole

For only the second time, astronomers have linked an elusive particle called a high-energy neutrino to an object outside our…

April 13, 2021

Measuring the Invisible: Seeking Universe’s Smallest Particles for Answers to Its Biggest Questions

Particle physicist Lindley Winslow seeks the universe’s smallest particles for answers to its biggest questions. When she entered the field…

March 23, 2021