Monday, 22 May 2017

Nobel Prize Winner Talk: Discovery of atmospheric neutrino oscillations

On 1st June, the University of Sheffield will be hosting a public talk from Nobel Prize winner Professor Takaaki Kajita.

Professor Takaaki Kajita (Director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), University of Tokyo) will be talking about the research that led to his discovery of atmospheric neutrino oscillations for which he and Arthur B. McDonald were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics (find out more)

If you're feeling inspired and want to learn more about neutrinos, why not have a look at some of the reading below...

Freely available online:

White Rose Research Online is a shared, open repository for research from the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York. All research in WRRO is Open Access, meaning it's free to read. See some of the WRRO papers on neutrinos here.

arXiv (pronounced 'archive') is an open resource for research in physics, astronomy, maths, computer science and more. As a member institution, the University of Sheffield helps to ensure arXiv content is freely available to all. 

From the University of Sheffield Library

We have a huge range of books on particle physics, astronomy and cosmology. For an introduction try the following:

Fundamentals of neutrino physics and astrophysics
Carlo Giunti;
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007 
Information Commons  539.7215 (G)   

Smashing physics
Jon Butterworth
London : Headline, 2014 ISBN 9781472210302
Information Commons  539.7092 (B)

Particle Dark Matter: Observations, Models and Searches
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010 ISBN 9780511770739 
ebook - read online using StarPlus

University of Sheffield members also have access to a huge range of science journals, which you can explore using StarPlus (just search for the name of the journal you're interested in, or run a search for the topic you want and limit to resource type journals). 

Some key physics journals include:
  • Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • Physical Review Letters
  • Physical Review D
  • Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics
  • Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

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