Nature Symposium: Neutrino Physics, Past, Present, and Future

Five leading scientists share their excitement about neutrino physics and discuss the challenges they are faced with.

Neutrinos may be key to tackling deep questions about the Universe, such as the existence of new physics beyond the predictions of the accepted model of particle physics. There are many things we don’t yet fully understand about these elusive particles, and to search for answers physicists rely on large high-precision instruments built in unusual places, such as the Antarctic ice, or abandoned underground mines, and operated by big international collaborations. What have we learned about neutrinos in the past decade and what do we hope to uncover in the coming years? How do these large instruments work and what does it take to run large international collaborations? Why do physicists build their experiments in remote locations and what technologies do they use to detect neutrinos? What challenges do they encounter when working across continents?

We invited five leading scientists to share their excitement about neutrino physics and discuss the practical challenges they face in their research.

Date: 19 December 2019, 10am–3.30pm
Venue: Springer Nature Campus, 2 Trematon Walk, Wharfdale Road, London N1 9SQ

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