Neutrino makes headlines again
22 & 23 June 2010
A team of three UCL Institute of Origins based researchers made headlines in international press following their announcement of the most accurate measurement yet of the mass of neutrino particle. Shaun Thomas, Ofer Lahav and Filipe Abdalla have managed to constrain neutrino's mass to a maximum of 0.28 electron volts - a factor of six improvement with respect to the former estimate of 1.8 eV. The results are to be published in the journal Physical Review Letters and were presented at the Weizmann UK conference at University College London earlier this week.
- BBC (article)- Neutrino 'ghost particle' sized up by astronomers
- Scientific American (article & podcast) - Neutrino Mass Upper Limit Estimated by Galactic Distribution