094 – Neutrinos
In this episode we discuss neutrinos. In the first part we talk with CERN’s Gian Giudice about the theory of neutrinos; we also discuss what it would mean if they were actually faster than light. Part two is a conversation with Edda Gschwendtner about the CERN Neutrinos to Gran Sasso experiment and the OPERA detector.
- Gian Giudice
- Wolfgang Pauli
- Enrico Fermi
- Cosmic Microwave Background
- String Theory
- Extra Dimensions
- Parallel Universes
- CERN Neutrinos to Gran Sasso
- Gran Sasso National Laboratory
- Gran Sasso Lab Layout (Picture)
- Gran Sasso Lab Entrance (Picture)
- OPERA Detector (Picture)
- Neutral Current
- Cherenkov Radiation
- OPERA Detector (Diagram)
- OPERA Picture Gallery
- CERN SPS
- Slide Deck on Cern Neutrinos to Gran Sasso Setup
Thanks again! This one I really enjoyed as neutrinos have always been fascinating. I also love to hear about the scale of the aparatus used in these experiments, it’s truly awesome.
To me, the experimental parts is probably more interesting than the theory, since you have to master all of the engineering challenges as well.
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Now that the cause of the faster-than-light neutrinos seems to be solved. I’m left wondering what was done to stop it reoccurring again.
Don’t know … but these kinds of problems don’t happen that often (internally sure, but it seems to be caught before it gets public). So I am not sure something needs to be done.