Why is there an abundance of matter compared to antimatter in the Universe? This question has stymied physicists for years, but researchers at York University, along with other Canadian institutions as part of the international Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K) Collaboration, have found neutrinos may hold the answer.
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York University, Fermilab agree to joint appointment in support of gigantic neutrino experiment
TORONTO, October 17, 2017 – Neutrinos are tiny, abundant particles of matter that pass unnoticed through us and almost always through the Earth, but the full extent of their role in the universe remains a mystery. Neutrinos may hold the key to fundamental questions about the nature of matter, exploding stars and cosmic evolution. Today, […]
York U expert, only Canadian on massive new international neutrino experiment, available for comment
TORONTO, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 – York University physics Professor Scott Menary is the only Canadian on an experiment, involving 30 countries and the excavation of 800,000 tons of rocks, to find out what role neutrinos played in the evolution of the Universe. The groundbreaking to build the particle detectors for the experiment will take […]
York U / U of T researchers part of international team that caught neutrinos 'in the act'
TORONTO, July 19, 2013 – Today TRIUMF, a Canadian laboratory for nuclear and particle physics that works in partnership with York University and University of Toronto, announced a new breakthrough in understanding neutrinos – nature’s most elusive particles. The international Tokai to Kamioka (T2K) collaboration designed an experiment to investigate how neutrinos change from one […]