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Neutrinos: The Next Decade

Friday, June 1, 2012
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The World Science Festival’s annual salon series offers in-depth conversations with leading scientists, extending the discussion of the Festival’s premiere public programs to graduate students, postdocs, faculty and well-informed members of the general public. In this salon, drill deeper into the insights neutrino research offers for the next phase of particle physics and the ongoing quest to determine the origins of the universe. What are the emerging techniques for hunting the elusive neutrino and how will these experiments lead to neutrino physics breakthroughs in the decade ahead?

This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.


John RennieScience Writer

John Rennie is a deputy editor at Quanta Magazine, overseeing its coverage of biology topics. Previously, he was the editor in chief of Scientific American for 15 years and the editorial director of McGraw-Hill’s AccessScience.

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Janet ConradPhysicist

Janet Conrad’s work focuses on the lightest known particle of matter, the neutrino. The number of neutrinos in the universe far exceeds the number of atoms, yet we know surprisingly little about them. Conrad is now exploring whether neutrinos have other unexpected properties and is working to develop an updated model for particle physics that incorporates these new surprises.

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Francis HalzenExperimental Physicist

Francis Halzen has spent over 20 years working on telescopes that detect not light, but neutrinos—tiny, high-energy particles released by violent astronomical events like exploding stars, gamma-ray bursts and crashing black holes.

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Joseph FormaggioParticle Physicist

Joseph Formaggio explores the properties of neutrinos, one of nature’s most elusive particles, and their deep connections to particle physics and cosmology.

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Lawrence KraussPhysicist, Author

Lawrence Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist and best-selling author. His research focuses on the intersection of cosmology and elementary particle physics. Krauss’s work addresses questions about the origin of matter in the universe.

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