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Closing in on the elusive neutrino

Submitted by Shane D Debolt on October 17, 2023 - 2:02pm
Cyclotron Radiation Emission Spectroscopy

UW News has just posted a story about Project 8, an international endeavor to try to determine the mass of the neutrino. In a paper published last month, the Project 8 team reports that its distinctive strategy shows real promise to be the first approach to measure the neutrino’s mass. Once fully scaled up, Project 8 could also reveal how neutrinos influenced the early evolution of the universe as we know it.

Project 8’s first experiments took place on the UW campus, and many UW scientists are part of the team, including Dr. Elise Novitski, an assistant professor of physics.

You can read more about Project 8 and the UW’s involvement here: