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Weighty neutrino discovery wins Nobel – Expert Reaction

John Kerr posted in on October 7th, 2015.

The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2015 has been awarded to two researchers who unravelled the mystery of the neutrino sub-atomic particle, establishing how the particles change and that they have mass. Takaaki Kajita from the University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan and Arthur B. McDonald from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada were awarded the Nobel Prize […]

NZ scientists explore origins of cosmic rays

John Kerr posted in on April 19th, 2012.

Buried more than 2 kilometers deep in the ice under the South Pole, the IceCube neutrino detector seems like an unlikely place to find a window to the universe. But with the help of some Kiwi scientists, the IceCube and the tiny “ghostly” particles it detects are revealing the sources of high energy cosmic rays […]

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