NBA History of Science Seminar

Yury Gaponov, "The development of the neutrino concept in twentieth century particle physics."

The main stages in the development of theoretical and experimental neutrino physics will be presented. These include:

Yury Gaponov, Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia

  • The riddles of beta-ray spectra (1899-1920s).
  • The formulation of the neutrino concept (1929-1937).
  • Experimental observation of nuclei and particle decay (1930s-1950s).
  • New theory of the 1950s and the birth of the Standard Model (SM) (1955-1967).
  • Experimental verification of SM (1950s-1984).
  • Search for a theory beyond SM (1980s).
  • Experimental search for phenomena beyond SM (1980s-1990s).