A particle beam is a very useful tool. It can diagnose a disease, destroy a tumor, improve a chip, clean up dirty drinking water, scan containers for suspicious content and do much more. Fermilab’s Sam Posen talks about accelerator research at Fermilab, a world leader in particle accelerator science and technology.
Fermilab scientist Kirsty Duffy responds to some of the many wonderful questions viewers have left in the comments, including: Were neutrinos made in the early universe? How do you know you’re seeing neutrinos from your accelerator? And can neutrinos pass through a neutron star? Plus, a guest visit from fellow Fermilab science communicator Don Lincoln.
Throw on your shades: Today on #EvenBananas, we’re looking at particles from the sun — and how trillions of them went missing. Join Fermilab scientist Kirsty Duffy to explore how an experiment using 100,000 gallons of dry cleaning fluid a mile underground led to one of the biggest mysteries in particle physics: the solar neutrino problem.