Saturday, April 16, 2005
170 & 182 Dennison Building
Speaker: Professor Tim Chupp (U-M Physics)For 40 years, physicists have searched for solar neutrinos, the only direct evidence of nuclear reactions in the core of the sun. Solar neutrinos are detected in huge underground experiments, but were detected at rates much less than expected from the sun's power output. This deficit of solar neutrinos has finally been explained: the neutrinos disguise themselves before they are detected, and the nuclear reaction rate in the sun's core is indeed consistent with the current luminosity.
All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.
For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437