Summary

A team of physicists has built the world’s smallest neutrino detector to observe for the first time what’s known as coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering, which occurs when the ghostly neutrino particle bumps off of the nucleus of an atom. Juan Collar, a professor of physics at the University of Chicago, discusses the elusive interaction, a “neutrino radio” and future uses for the detector.

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Duration:
1 minute, 16 seconds
Published: August 3, 2017
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