Ranjan Dharmapalan

Neutrino-nucleon neutral-current elastic (NCE) scattering cross section (brown) and antineutrino-nucleon NCE scattering cross section (gray) as a function of the momentum transfer squared, measured by the MiniBooNE experiment. According to lore, Albert Einstein came up with the special theory of relativity by imagining the world as seen by a beam of light. Figuring out what a neutrino sees as it traverses matter can help us understand not only the properties of neutrinos but also the structure of matter itself. The…