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On the Lighter Side => Famous Scientists, Doctors and Inventors => Topic started by: chris on 03/06/2017 09:35:50

Title: Who discovered the neutrino?
Post by: chris on 03/06/2017 09:35:50
lfavero asks:

Who discovered the neutrino?

What do you think?
Title: Re: Who discovered the neutrino?
Post by: evan_au on 03/06/2017 12:42:09
Wolfgang Pauli suggested the neutrino in 1930 to explain some missing energy in beta decay of radioactive elements; he originally called it a "neutron", but that name was used for another particle, so Fermi's proposed particle was renamed the "neutrino".
But it wasn't discovered experimentally until 1956.
It is still not known whether neutrinos are the same or different from anti-neutrinos.
See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutrino
Title: Re: Who discovered the neutrino?
Post by: Danne on 04/10/2017 14:12:01
I bet physics will change fast and we'll have some info on what neutrins are made off.