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Hunting for Neutrinos

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana explains what neutrinos are and why scientists are looking for them. These incredibly small bits of matter may hold the secret to why antimatter is so rare, how mighty stars explode as supernovae, what the universe was like just seconds after the big bang, and even the inner workings of our own planet. In Neutrino Hunters, Jayawardhana tells a detective story with cosmic implications.

 

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Comments [7]

oscar from ny

@mark
Most humans and I mean human signs like gemeni "2brains" or Aquarius, Virgo or freaking even Sagittarius even tough these have a human brain but animal half..so Mr lopate is neither of these than he cannot be so smart as humans conceive what's smart but rather influenced by other cosmic powers..

Dec. 10 2013 02:45 PM
Mark from Queens

I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!! Only on Lenny's show will you get a discussion of the works of Samuel Beckett with two of the greatest actors of the day (McKellen & Stewart) followed by a very informative talk about particle physics ..... And wouldn't you know it but Lenny knows about both subjects!!! Brilliant!

Dec. 10 2013 02:20 PM
Dr. Nick from Manhattan

Wow…who knew that Leonard was such a science buff… it sounded like he already knew all about particle physics… Very impressive interview on a very dense subject. …wnyc should change the name of the show to the Dr. Lopate Show!

Dec. 10 2013 02:13 PM
head

In the Dark Age epoch at the beginning of the Universe, do we "see" neutrinos?

Dec. 10 2013 01:43 PM
oscar from ny

@jim B
I read if you peel the black matter that you see up in the sky its like a quantum foam ..sorta looks like the static on television ..anyways I'm skeptical to believe we will ever find the right particle or god particle..it seems to me every human has its own taylord universe..but how can we know anything when the universe is expanse of our imagination and weve only conquered or being in the moon...I also sometimes wonder at the beginning of the big bang like expanding anything would have mathematical equal to everything and were just destined

Dec. 10 2013 01:42 PM
Jim B

Does the discovery of dark matter and energy change our understanding of neutrinos?

Dec. 10 2013 01:33 PM
Jim B

Does the discovery of dark matter and energy change our understanding of neutrinos?

Dec. 10 2013 01:31 PM

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