From Physics Today, June 14, 2018: New results from MiniBooNE confirm tantalizing evidence from 20 years ago of an additional neutrino species, but they also fly in the face of findings from other recent experiments.
From NBC News, June 10, 2018: Fermilab scientists have produced the firmest evidence yet of sterile neutrinos, decades after the first evidence of them turned up.
From Ars Technica, June 8, 2018: Fermilab’s latest update on the sterile neutrino uses two additional years of MiniBooNE data. The measurements have edged even closer to the statistical standards for discovery.
From Scientific American, June 7, 2018: Physicists have caught ghostly particles called neutrinos misbehaving at Fermilab’s MiniBooNE experiment, suggesting an extra species of neutrino exists.
From WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, June 5, 2018: A team of physicists announced findings that could reveal the existence of a mysterious new type of particle known as a sterile neutrino. The finding by Fermilab’s MiniBooNE happens to come with several Chicago connections.
From Science, June 4, 2018: Don’t toss out your particle physics textbooks just yet. A team of particle physicists, including MiniBooNE collaborators, announced results that could point to an exotic new particle called a sterile neutrino. But the situation is more ambiguous than some reports suggest. Although the new data bolster one argument for the sterile neutrino, other evidence has weakened significantly in recent years.
From Gizmodo, June 4, 2018: Last year, a paper cast doubt on the existence of a sterile neutrino. But a new report from scientists at MiniBooNE provides even more evidence for the particle.
From BBC News, June 6, 2018: The MiniBooNE experiment at Fermilab may have found hints of a new particle. Specifically, the data may hint at a previously undetected form of neutrino, known as a “sterile neutrino.”
From Los Alamos National Laboratory, June 6, 2018: New research results have potentially identified a fourth type of neutrino, a “sterile neutrino” particle.