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Physics Colloquium: Neutrino Mistakes
Start Date: 4/18/2019Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 4/18/2019End Time: 4:30 PM

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Maury Goodman, PhD, Argonne National Laboratory

In experimental physics as in life, we learn from our mistakes. The recent History of Neutrino conference focused on the enormous progress in understanding the neutrino since its birth in the 1930’s. Along the way, there have been many instances of misunderstanding which led to wrong measurements or speculation for new features of neutrino physics that are not now accepted as correct. This is part of the natural process of science, but it is worthwhile to look at some examples and see what the lessons might be. Each branch of experimental physics has similar stories to tell. Here I’ve chosen to describe 7 of the 25 results I listed which might be termed “neutrino mistakes,” with the fact in mind that there is no well-accepted definition of a mistake, and no unique threshold for counting something as a mistake when you change your mind after you obtain more information. No clear conclusions were drawn from this exercise, but each story has some lessons worthy of discussion.

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Name: Professor Charles Lane
Email: lane@duphy4.physics.drexel.edu
Disque Hall, room 919, 32 South 32nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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