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Fresh blogging from Neutrino 2008 May 26, 2008

Posted by dorigo in Blogroll, news, physics, science.

I just found out that Kea (aka Marni Dee Sheppeard) is reporting in her blog from the Neutrino 2008 conference. I strongly advise to have a look at her notes – they have a much higher signal to noise ratio than my way too long posts from last week’s PPC08 talks.

And while you are there, remember to have a look at her lessons on Category Theory – just short than 200 lessons on it!


1. babe - October 16, 2008

what is a neutrino and why is it important to south dakota?

2. dorigo - October 17, 2008

Hi Babe,

a neutrino is a elementary particle which is produced in nuclear reactions in the core of stars, and in particle physics experiments. It is electrically neutral and it has the odd property of being capable of traversing whole stars without hitting anything: matter is almost transparent to these particles.

I have no idea of what neutrinos may have to do with SD. In Minnesota there is a mine, Soudan, where a neutrino detector is located. There might be others in South Dakota but I am unaware of it. Or plans to build one there -which could have an impact in employment in the area.


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