Neutrino experiment now creates anti-neutrinos
Lancaster physicists working on the T2K neutrino experiment are participating in a major step toward understanding why the universe exists.
Neutrinos are tiny particles that pass through matter almost unimpeded, yet they may be responsible for the preponderance of matter over anti-matter in the early universe. They come in three types, and change from one type to another as they travel.
This month, T2K has restarted its beam after a maintenance shutdown, and for the first time has begun producing a beam that is predominantly composed of the anti-matter equivalent of neutrinos: anti-neutrinos.
Lancaster physicists have produced specialized computer algorithms to select data that correspond to a particular type of anti-neutrino interaction. Analysing these data and comparing them with data from neutrino interactions will allow the physicists to look for differences in the behaviour of neutrinos and anti-neutrinos. Such differences could help to account for the existence of the universe.
Mon 09 June 2014
Dmytro Iatsenko, who recently completed his PhD in the Physics Department under Professor Aneta Stefanovska, has been awarded a Springer Thesis Prize for his work on Nonlinear Mode Decomposition. The award comprises a prize of €500 and the publication of the work in the collection of outstanding Springer Theses.
Wed 26 August 2015
Researchers have developed a new non-invasive technique which can accurately detect malignant melanoma without a biopsy.
Tue 11 August 2015
Three Physics PhD students have been rewarded for their excellent work over the previous year at an end of year celebration in the Physics Department.
Wed 29 July 2015
Scientists at Lancaster University’s Physics Department are ready to help businesses develop new products and services. Third-year undergraduate students work in small teams to provide a solution to problems posed by companies.
Tue 14 July 2015