THE NONAGENARIAN NEUTRINO

Authors

  • C Sivaram Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru, India
  • Kenath Arun Department of Physics and Electronics, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, India
  • Kiren OV Department of Physics and Electronics, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, India

Keywords:

Neutrino; neutrino detection; beta decay

Abstract

December 4, 2020 marks 90 years since the concept of neutrinos was proposed as a consequence of the observed discrepancies in several experiments on radioactive decays of various isotopes. There have been great many developments in our understanding of this elusive particle over the past nine decades, also leading to several Nobel Prizes awarded to work on neutrino physics. But there are many aspects of the neutrinos that are still not completely understood, including even its actual rest mass. The neutrino still remains an enigma and we have yet to learn a lot about its different properties. This article summarises the overall picture of the current understanding of the neutrino, right from its inception.

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Published

2021-09-28