Neutrinos for the Masses
This event is part of the Physics Department Colloquia Series.
Neutrinos are literally everywhere, yet they remain one of the least understood particles in our universe. You could walk into a room full of particle physicists and ask the very simple questions, “What is the mass of the neutrino?” or “How did the neutrino obtain a mass?”. The answers to these questions are less than satisfactory and usually the subject of endless debate. A simple overview of what we know about neutrinos and their masses will be presented. This will lead into an outline of a promising experimental technique to search for neutrino masses on an incredibly tiny scale.