By Ray Jayawardhana
Each moment of each day and evening, many trillions of neutrinos go through your physique. yet most folk had by no means heard of them till they made headlines lately for almost certainly vacationing speedier than mild. fortunately, those ghostly particles--celebrated in a pleasant John Updike poem and (falsely) blamed for heating the Earth's middle within the Hollywood catastrophe motion picture 2012--do no damage and go away no hint. they're so tough to pin down that scientists needs to use Olympic-size swimming pools of cleansing fluid deep underground and kilometre-thick sheets of Antarctic ice to seize only a handful. but the shadowy neutrinos carry the most important to unlocking many of the largest mysteries of the universe: What used to be the universe like seconds after the large Bang? Why is anti-matter so infrequent? What triggers exploding stars?
The well known astrophysicist and award-winning technology author Ray Jayawardhana tells us that neutrino study is now getting into a courageous new period and explains why those pathologically shy debris might spark a revolution in physics. both attention-grabbing is the exciting detective tale of neutrino hunters, the scientists we meet in this intriguing quest.
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