Neutrino (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Oct 14, 2010 - Science - 192 pages
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What are neutrinos? Why does nature need them? What use are they? Neutrinos are perhaps the most enigmatic particles in the universe. Formed in certain radioactive decays, they pass through most matter with ease. These tiny, ghostly particles are formed in millions in the Sun and pass through us constantly. For a long time they were thought to be massless, and passing as they do like ghosts they were not regarded as significant. Now we know they have a very small mass, and there are strong indications that they are very important indeed. It is speculated that a heavy form of neutrino, that is both matter and antimatter, may have shaped the balance of matter and antimatter in the early universe. Here, Frank Close gives an account of the discovery of neutrinos and our growing understanding of their significance, also touching on some speculative ideas concerning the possible uses of neutrinos and their role in the early universe.
  

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User Review  - Bruce - Goodreads

A bit thin on both science and story telling for 4 stars, but the book fills a larger than neutrino sized gap in the literature. Read full review

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User Review  - Andy Iverson - Goodreads

This books narrates the story of how we know what we currently know about neutrinos. As a byproduct, it also teaches exactly what it is we know about neutrinos. This was an easy-to-read book, which is ... Read full review

Contents

Ray Davis
Foreword
1A DESPERATE REMEDY
2SEEING THE INVISIBLE
3WINNING THE LOTTERY
4IS THE SUN STILL SHINING?
5HOW MANY SOLAR NEUTRINOS?
6UNDERGROUND SCIENCE
7ONE TWO THREE
8MORE MISSING NEUTRINOS
9I FEEL LIKE DANCING IM SO HAPPY
10EXTRAGALACTIC NEUTRINOS
11REPRISE
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Notes
xix
Index
xxxi
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