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
For the second year running the Physics Department offered a week of work experience to Y12 physics students who intend to take Physics at university. This year, 15 students from all over the UK participated, attending talks and carrying out week-long research projects into particle physics, quantum computing, nanotechnology and space weather.
Fri 25 July 2014
A group of A-level students from Morecambe High School have written a blog about their visit to CERN - the latest in a series of events involving Science and Technology at Lancaster University.
Fri 18 July 2014
"The bizarre world of low temperatures" was the theme of a quite extraordinary public lecture held on campus recently as part of the University's 50th anniversary celebrations. An audience of over 200 packed into the Faraday Lecture Theatre on the evening of Monday 30th June to witness an amazing double act by Physics Nobel Laureate and honorary Lancaster graduate
Fri 04 July 2014
Fri 04 July 2014
Four Physics PhD students have been rewarded for their excellent work over the last year at a PhD Prize Giving Celebration in the Physics Department.
Thu 03 July 2014