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“Neutrino World”

Neutrinos may be oddest of all the fundamental particles of nature. Almost a century after their prediction, and 60 years after they were first detected (by Frederick Reines, a future chair of the CWRU physics department, and his collaborators), we know that they come in three varieties (flavors) that change into one another as they travel through space, but we have yet to measure their masses or other important properties.

Glenn Starkman, Distinguished University Professor and director of the Institute for the Science of Origins, will discuss neutrinos at the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program’s next Origins Science Scholars event.

His presentation, titled “Neutrino World,” will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Starkman will explain what is known about neutrinos and how it was learned, and highlight some of the most interesting remaining mysteries.

Registration is available online.