Type: 
Colloquium
Date-Time: 
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 16:00 to 17:00
Location: 
Weniger 116
Event Speaker: 
Prof. Heidi Schellman, Oregon State University
Local Contact: 
Oksana
Abstract: 

Neutrinos are almost massless chargeless particles that only feel the weak interaction. They are hard to make (unless you have a nuclear reactor lying around) and even harder to detect. Despite these obstacles, a whole new field of neutrino studies has opened up since the definite observation of neutrino oscillations in the late 90’s. I will review a small fraction of the exciting recent results in neutrino physics and outline some of our plans for the future.