Joe Lykken, “Neutrinos are Everywhere” – July 14 at 8 p.m.

Joe Lykken

Fermilab’s 50th anniversary celebration continues with the Arts and Lecture Series talk by Fermilab Deputy Director Joe Lykken. On Friday, July 14, at 8 p.m., he will give a talk in Ramsey Auditorium titled “Neutrinos are Everywhere.” Tickets are $7.

Why are neutrinos so intriguing to scientists, and what are they doing to capture them? How is it that, despite being everywhere, neutrinos are the least understood particle of our Standard Model of physics?

Lykken will address these questions on the oddballs of the particle physics world, including an overview of perhaps the most ambitious effort to understand them, the proposed Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility at Fermilab, which will send neutrinos 800 miles through Earth to 70,000 tons of liquid argon in detectors located a mile underground in South Dakota. The detectors will be built and operated by a newly formed scientific collaboration called the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

Purchase tickets online or call 630-840-2787.