sterile neutrino

From CNN, June 19, 2018: Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln explains how studying neutrinos became an intellectual industry. There were dozens of independent experiments telling a consistent story, each reporting similar values for the parameters being studied. Well, except for one.

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 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.