Collider Neutrinos…

Topics: CERN, High Energy Physics, Particle Physics, Research Think “neutrino detector” and images of giant installations come to mind, necessary to compensate for the vanishingly small interaction probability of neutrinos with matter. The extreme luminosity of proton-proton collisions at the LHC, however, produces a large neutrino flux in the forward direction, with energies leading toContinue reading “Collider Neutrinos…”

FASER, Neutrinos, and Dark Matter…

Topics: CERN, Dark Matter, High Energy Physics, Neutrinos, Particle Physics Neutrinos are ubiquitous and notorious. Billions are passing through you at this moment. Occasionally described as a “ghost of a particle,” neutrinos are nearly massless, thereby making them extremely difficult to detect experimentally (“Neutrino,” meaning “little neutral one” in Italian, was first used by Enrico FermiContinue reading “FASER, Neutrinos, and Dark Matter…”

Antistars…

Topics: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology, High Energy Physics Fourteen possible antimatter stars (“antistars”) have been flagged up by astronomers searching for the origin of puzzling amounts of antihelium nuclei detected coming from deep space by the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) on the International Space Station. Three astronomers at the University of Toulouse – Simon Dupourqué, LuigiContinue reading “Antistars…”

Neutrons Eye COVID…

Topics: COVID-19, High Energy Physics, Neutrons, Particle Physics Advanced neutron facilities such as the Institut Laue-Langevin are gearing up to enable a deeper understanding of the structural workings of SARS-CoV-2. The global scientific community has mobilized at an unprecedented rate in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, beyond just pharmaceutical and medical researchers. The world’s mostContinue reading “Neutrons Eye COVID…”