Neutrino - the route to a new astronomy

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A Public lecture presented by: Professor Frank Close (Oxford)



When Pauli proposed the neutrino, he wagered a crate of champagne that noone would ever detect it. Today, 80 years later, neutrinos have not only been detected, they have been used to look inside the sun, to observe a supernova and opening new horizons for astronomy.


Professor Frank Close OBE is a professor of theoretical physics at Oxford University, chaired the RAS commission on Human Space Exploration, and is the author of several popular books on physics, including Neutrino (Oxford University Press), which forms the theme for today's talk. His most recent book The Infinity Puzzle tells of the 50 year quest culminating in discovery of the Higgs Boson.



Please note that attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost is free. Doors open at 12.30pm.