Category Archives: Gran Sasso

G-2 Experiment

See: Muon Dialogos of Eide

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first tau-neutrino “appearing” out of several billion of billions muon neutrinos

Layout of the CNGS beam line. The OPERA neutrino experiment [1] at the underground Gran Sasso Laboratory (LNGS) was designed to perform the first detection of neutrino oscillations in direct appearance mode in the νμ→ντ channel, the signature being the … Continue reading

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Energy Boost From Shock Front

Main Components of CNGS A 400 GeV/c proton beam is extracted from the SPS in 10.5 microsecond short pulses of 2.4×1013 protons per pulse. The proton beam is transported through the transfer line TT41 to the CNGS target T40. The … Continue reading

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Gran Sasso and Fermilab

Gran Sasso *** deconstruction: soudan mural The Soudan mural is next to the 6000-ton MINOS detector. Mural artists: Joseph Giannetti, Leila Giannetti, Mick Pulsifer. Funded by a grant from the University of Minnesota. (Credit: Fermilab Visual Media Services) *** Fermilab … Continue reading

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XKCD Significant-Speed of Light Issue?

You got to love it when correlations can be made, and a thank you to the ICECUBE Blog If the histograms and data are exactly right, the paper quotes a one-in-ten-thousand (0.0001) chance that this bump is a fluke. That’s … Continue reading

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ICECUBE Blogging Research Material and more

In regards to Cherenkov Light Thinking outside the box See: A physicist inthe cancer lab Ackerman became interested in physics in middle school, reading popular science books about quantum mechanics and string theory. As an undergraduate at the Massachusetts Institute … Continue reading

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P.I. Chats: Faster-than-light neutrinos?

Measurements by GPS confirm that the neutrinos identified by the Super-Kamiokande detector were indeed produced on the east coast of Japan. The physicists therefore estimate that the results obtained point to a 99.3% probability that electron neutrino appearance was detected.Neutrino … Continue reading

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Cassiopeia A

In conclusion, we have a rich panorama of experiments that all make use of neutrinos as probes of exotic phenomena as well as processes which we have to measure better to gain understanding of fundamental physics as well as gather … Continue reading

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Measurement of the neutrino velocity with the OPERA detector in the CNGS beam

We know already why the neutrinos could go faster and what new experiments this suggests, why it does not imply time travel or violates causality, and why it is somewhat expected for neutrinos. Now let us focus on what kind … Continue reading

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Relativistic Time Dilation in Muon Decay

According to Einstein’s special theory of relativity, a clock moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light with respect to an observer runs more slowly than the observer’s own clock. This implies that time must be flowing more … Continue reading

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