Neutrino Oscillations in Venice April 16, 2008Posted by dorigo in news, personal, physics, science, travel.
I spent the afternoon today at a conference on neutrino physics, . The conference is held this week in my beloved home town, and precisely in Palazzo Franchetti, which houses the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti, a pleasant venue close to the Grand Canal.
The program of the day was centered on astrophysics, and I decided to visit the conference to find inspiration for two forthcoming talks I will be giving, one in Padova next week and one in Albuquerque next month. The nice weather made for a pleasant coffee break: below you can see a pic of mself in palazzo Franchetti’s garden.
Later today – if I have enough stamina – I will post my summary of a couple of interesting talks:
- G. Steigman, Neutrinos and Big Bang Nucleosynthesis
- G.F. Giudice, Colliders and Cosmology
For now, I can only say that I did learn from the above talks some interesting details on the information about relic neutrinos one can extract from big-bang nucleosynthesis, and on the complementarity of searches for dark matter in direct astrophysics experiments and at the Large Hadron Collider…
UPDATE: I found out yesterday evening that Alexey Petrov is also at this conference, and in fact he discusses in his blog the talk given yesterday by R.Bernabei about the tentative dark matter signal observed by DAMA-LIBRA.
UPDATE 2: since this post is getting linked by high-traffic sites only because of a rather careless and potentially harmful remark I made in the comments section, I would rather direct you to a more accurate post which I wrote on the DAMA-LIBRA result today, which better represents my thoughts and is more politically correct on the matter.