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From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 18:36:16 -0400



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From: Randall <4whp () insightbb com>
Date: April 2, 2006 6:29:17 PM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Cc: Dewayne Hendricks <dewayne () warpspeed com>, "Jess H. Brewer" <jess () triumf ca>
Subject: Re: [IP] Neutrinos have mass!

On Sun, 2006-04-02 at 18:15 -0400, David Farber wrote:

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From: Dewayne Hendricks <dewayne () warpspeed com>
Date: April 2, 2006 9:51:46 AM EDT
To: Dewayne-Net Technology List <dewayne-net () warpspeed com>
Subject: [Dewayne-Net] Neutrinos have mass!
Reply-To: dewayne () warpspeed com

[Note:  This item comes from reader Mike Cheponis.  DLH]

From: Mike Cheponis <mac () wireless com>
Date: April 1, 2006 9:22:19 PM PST
Subject: Neutrinos have mass!

Physicists have confirmed that neutrinos, which are thought to have
played a key role during the creation of the Universe, have mass.

This is the first major finding of the US-based Main Injector
Neutrino Oscillation Search (Minos) experiment.

The findings suggest that the Standard Model, which describes how the
building blocks of the Universe behave and interact, needs a revision.

Neutrinos are believed to be vital to our understanding of the Universe.

But scientists know frustratingly little about these fundamental
particles.

The findings build on work carried out by Japanese physicists.

more at <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4862112.stm>

I forwarded this to Jess H. Brewer, Ph.D, of Canada's National
Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics -
http://www.triumf.info/public

He replied with this:

"Doh!  Typical high energy physicists: they either don't know
what's going on outside their billion-dollar accelerators
or don't count any "discoveries" made without them.  This is
OLD news.  Google "SNO neutrino mass" to see how old.  There
are a few things one needs higher energy neutrinos to learn,
but the neutrino mass matrix is well beyond the "discovery"
stage now.  Of course, Fermilab isn't likely to get funding
increases by saying, "Giant accelerator projects confirm
discovery made years ago in Canada using nothing but a big
sphere full of heavy water at the bottom of a mine!"  If you
have to deal with politicians, you have to lie, especially
in the States."






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