Neutrinos barely exist: They have almost no mass or interactions. Yet they are blazing forth from the hot, dense centers of nuclear reactors, the Sun, supernova explosions and who knows what else? If only we could see them! With new detectors, now we can, but faintly, opening up new vistas, questions and possibilities.
John Beacom is Ohio State professor of physics and astronomy; director, Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP); and frequent public speaker and contributor to online publications.
All Science Sunday lectures are from 3-4 p.m. with a reception from 4-5 p.m. in the Ohio Staters Traditions Room, Ohio Union.