Podcast: Titanium Physics EPISODE 79: MINIBOONE OR GIANT CURSE WITH CECIL CASTELLUCCI
EPISODE 79: MINIBOONE OR GIANT CURSE WITH CECIL CASTELLUCCI
WELCOME TO THE TITANIUM PHYSICISTS PODCAST
Dr. Ben Tippett’s podcast is called Titanium Physicists!
Every episode, he brings together two of his physicists friends to explain what they do with some fun and interesting people and they have a conversation about a wizard-level physics topic. It’s fun, and fascinating, and entirely unique.
In my episode, where I got to talk with Ben and Physicists: Dr. Erica Caden, and Dr. Ken Clark, we talked about particle physics and an issue which has SPLIT THE PARTICLE PHYSICS COMMUNITY IN HALLFFF.
Two sets of experiments, each giving DIFFERENT results.
The inside of the MiniBooNE detector. This photo was taken by Fred Ullrich of Fermilab.
One set says that there are only three flavours of neutrinos.
The other set says that there might be a fourth type of neutrino. one which no one can directly detect. a secret, elusive, invisible, STERILE neutrino. So does this strange particle exist? How would it act?
It was an amazingly fun time.