Nova, neutrinos, Fermilab, SMU, Coan

Fermilab experiment observes change in neutrinos from one type to another over 500 miles

Initial data from a new U.S.–based physics experiment indicates scientists are a step closer to understanding neutrinos, the second most abundant particle in the universe, says SMU physics professor Thomas Coan, a principal investigator on the project.

Neutrinos are little understood, but indications are they hold clues to why matter overwhelmingly survived after the Big Bang instead of just energy in the form of light. Continue reading

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  • SMU chemist Nicolay Tsarevsky wins prestigious National Science Foundation Career Award August 11, 2015
  • SMU conference promotes technology, economics of geothermal production in oil and gas fields May 15, 2015
  • SMU seismology team to cooperate with state, federal scientists in study of May 7 Venus, Texas earthquake May 8, 2015
  • James Brooks awarded high honor from American Association of Petroleum Geologists May 1, 2015
  • 1st proton collisions at the world’s largest science experiment expected to start the first or second week of June April 28, 2015
  • Most likely cause of 2013-14 earthquakes: Combination of gas field fluid injection, removal April 21, 2015
  • Physicists tune Large Hadron Collider to find “sweet spot” in high-energy proton smasher April 14, 2015
  • SMU’s engineering students to test new virtual reality game to practice solving hands-on infrastructure failure problems April 9, 2015
  • SMU geothermal scientist Maria Richards to guide global energy organization March 19, 2015
  • Why firms prefer not to disclose product quality — and how regulators might respond February 12, 2015
  • $2.5 million awarded to Retina Foundation and SMU Lyle to study macular degeneration January 29, 2015
  • Data-driven assessment ranks U.S. Metropolitan Areas by arts and cultural assets January 29, 2015
  • Bitcoin scams steal at least $11 million in virtual deposits from unsuspecting customers January 27, 2015
  • Teen girls report less sexual victimization after virtual reality assertiveness training January 20, 2015
  • Women who are told men desire women with larger bodies are happier with their weight January 12, 2015
  • SMU scientists to deploy 22 seismographs to study Irving-area earthquake series January 7, 2015
  • Fossil supervolcano in Italian Alps may answer deep mysteries around active supervolcanoes December 9, 2014
  • SMU seismologist Brian Stump named AAAS Fellow for distinguished scientific contributions December 2, 2014
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