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    DescriptionWhat are neutrinos? Why does nature need them? What use are they? Neutrinos are perhaps the most enigmatic particles in the universe. Formed in certain radioactive decays, they pass through most matter with ease. These tiny, ghostly particles are formed in millions in the Sun and pass through us constantly. For a long time they were thought to be massless, and passing as they do like ghosts they were not regarded as significant. Now we know they have a very small mass, and there are strong indications that they are very important indeed. It is speculated that a heavy form of neutrino, that is both matter and antimatter, may have shaped the balance of matter and antimatter in the early universe. Here, Frank Close gives an account of the discovery of neutrinos and our growing understanding of their significance, also touching on some speculative ideas concerning the possible uses of neutrinos and their role in the early universe.


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    Title
    Neutrino
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frank Close
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 206 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199695997
    ISBN 10: 0199695997
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    DC22: 539.7215
    LC classification: QC793.5.N42 C56 2010
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    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    11 black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Frank Close, OBE, is Professor of Physics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Exeter College. He was formerly vice president of the British Association for Advancement of Science, Head of the Theoretical Physics Division at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and Head of Communications and Public Education at CERN. He is the author of several books, including The Void (OUP, 2007) and the best-selling Lucifer's Legacy (OUP, 2000). He was the winner of the Kelvin Medal of the Institute of Physics for his 'outstanding contributions to the public understanding of physics'. His other books include Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction (2004), The Cosmic Onion (1983), The Particle Explosion (1987), End (1988), Too Hot to Handle - the race for cold fusion (1991), and The Particle Odyssey (OUP, 2002). In 2013 Professor Close was awarded the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize for communicating science.
    Review quote
    it's a little cracker. An awful lot of popular science passes across my desk, and it's very rare that the vast majority of the content is new and fresh, but that's the case here... it's a fascinating story. Apart from anything else, it's a great example of what real science is like. Brian Clegg, Popular Sceince A fine piece of scientific popularisation from one of the best scientific communicators around. Literary Review Close tells this story with verve and precision... admirably clear and eminently accessible. Wall Street Journal As an award-winning writer, Close tells this detective story with great style. Robert Matthews, BBC Focus
    Table of contents
    1. A desperate remedy ; 2. Seeing the invisible ; 3. Winning the lottery ; 4. Is the Sun still shining? ; 5. How many Solar neutrinos? ; 6. Underground science ; 7. One, two, three ; 8. More missing neutrinos ; 9. 'I feel like I'm dancing I'm so happy' ; 10. Extragalactic neutrinos ; 11. Reprise