AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History

  • 13 Jun 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710

Join us for an exciting and interesting evening at the Florida Museum of Natural History!


7:00 - 7:30 General Meeting & Announcements
7:30 - 7:45 Refreshments
7:45 - Public Presentation

Speaker: Dr. John Axe (Brookhaven National Laboratory; Fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America.)

Topic: Resolving the Riddle of the Sun's Neutrino Flux

 Synopsis: The talk begins with a reminder of what neutrinos are, how they were first hypothesized and discovered, and the measurement of the neutrino flux of the sun (done at Brookhaven National Laboratory where I worked for 30 years).  Those measurements showed only about a third of the expected flux, and the solution to that mystery was the work that led to the 2015 Nobel Prize.  
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