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Nobel Prize laureate remembered for groundbreaking research on neutrinos

Nobel Prize laureate remembered for groundbreaking research on neutrinos

November 13, 2020

Rochester graduate Masatoshi Koshiba ’55 (PhD), who died November 12, received the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics for detecting and measuring subatomic particles known as neutrinos.

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Researchers show neutrinos can deliver not only full-on hits but also ‘glancing blows’

Researchers show neutrinos can deliver not only full-on hits but also ‘glancing blows’

December 30, 2014

In what they call a “weird little corner” of the already weird world of neutrinos, physicists have found evidence that these tiny particles might be involved in a surprising reaction. In an experiment conducted with the international MINERvA collaboration at Fermilab, physics professor Kevin McFarland and his students and colleagues provide evidence that neutrinos can sometimes interact with a nucleus but leave it basically untouched, resulting in a new particle being created out of a vacuum.

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