Neutrinos they are very small

I posted about neutrinos recently, but didn’t do them justice (John Updike’s poem excepted).

So I’m taking a second stab at it. I usually include (what I consider to be) interesting tit-bits at the end of the relevant chapter in the Student Notes, but at five pages this would be too much.

so I’m going with a podcast. It’s about twenty minutes long, and the script will be available to any who wish to read it in the Particle Physics page of my website.

I don’t know if one dedicates podcasts to people, but since this is my podcast I make the rules. I got a lovely email recently from Niamh, who is a leaving cert student and is planning to study Physics in university next year. Apart from saying nice things about the website, she went on to write about her enthusiasm for Particle Physics:

 . . . Its just so interesting! we started pair annhilation in class the other day n i was whisperin “isnt this just so cool?” at the back of the class after every paragraph.

See that’s what we as teachers should be saying, except instead of whispering it, or speaking in our usual monotone voice, we should be shouting it from the rafters:


By the way, the picture (familiar to all neutrino afficienados) is of a bunch of physicists checking out one of the 11,200 photomultiplier tubes that line the Super Kamiokande neutrino detector in Japan, which also features in the podcast.

Hope you like it!


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