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  1. Caution on faster-than-light claim

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com The quest for neutrinos (subatomic particles) raised more questions about physics than it answered last week, but local physicists say the latest finding will not interfere with groundbreaking research at Daya Bay, north of Hong Kong. Last week scientists at Cern (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) said they had found neutrinos moving faster than ...

  2. Physics that keeps on boggling the mind

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... involved neutrinos, ghostlike particles with almost no mass. They come in three flavours- as electrons and mu and tau neutrinos. One of the quirks of quantum mechanics is that we can't predict which state a neutrino is in unless we measure it. Each flavour has a slightly different mass. Suppose the Cern scientists initially prepared a large supply of electron neutrinos, sent them from ...

  3. CUHK glows with global research role

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on a quest to answer some puzzling questions. These relate to the elusive neutrinos, the elementary uncharged particles produced in nuclear reactions, such as those observed on the sun, by cosmic rays. They are also produced in nuclear power plants. 'Through learning more about neutrinos, we may be able to discover new details about how Earth was created, as well as useful ...

  4. Cosmic sleuths on the case

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... subtle changes in the behaviour of one of nature's most elusive particle: the neutrino. This information is a key that will help researchers unlock one of the universe's great mysteries: why the universe is dominated by matter rather than balanced equally with antimatter. Before you finish reading this sentence, hundreds of trillions of neutrinos produced in the centre ...

  5. Scientists take quantum leap into lay logic

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... completed construction of an 'assembly' in Geneva that will send trillions and trillions of neutrinos to another lab near Rome. The 730km journey, scheduled for May, will help 'unravel the mysteries of nature's most elusive particles', the release grandly announces. It goes on to helpfully explain why this is so. Well, neutrinos come in different ...

  6. Experiments at Daya Bay shed light on antimatter

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the power station northeast of Hong Kong that provides the city with most of its electricity. After eight years of building and planning, the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment this month began ... 'flavours' of neutrinos- electron, muon and tau- in an attempt to discover how they were formed when the universe was created in the Big Bang more than 14 billion years ago. Neutrinos are elementary ...

  7. A Sino-US matter of great import

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a mystery feature of neutrinos, a fundamental building block of matter, and their evil twin, antineutrinos. The neutrinos are by-products of nuclear reactions, hence the need to perform ...



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