Saturday Morning Physics
Solar Neutrinos: The Problem, Its Resolution


Apr
16
2005

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  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 04/16/2005
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location: 170 & 182 Dennison Building

  • Chupp Lecture 04/16/2005
  • Description: For 40 years, physicists have searched for solar neutrinos, the only direct evidence of nuclear reactions in the core of the sun. Solar neutrinos are detected in huge underground experiments, but were detected at rates much less than expected from the sun's power output. This deficit of solar neutrinos has finally been explained: the neutrinos disguise themselves before they are detected, and the nuclear reaction rate in the sun's core is indeed consistent with the current luminosity.

    Detailed Information
    All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.

    Contact Information
    For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437