Neutrino sensation unconfirmed – Spectrum of Science

Neutrino sensation unconfirmed - Spectrum of Science

Experts were already treating the discovery as a sensation, even with the term “Nobel Prize-worthy”: In 2018, scientists from the “Miniboone” experiment at the US research laboratory Fermilab near Chicago called it presented. A strange excess of electron neutrinos in their measurements, which did not fit the classical Standard Model of elementary particles. But new data from the follow-up experiment “MicroBooN” now show: nothing. “The results are either in line with or slightly below expectations for the booster neutrino beam rate, and no excess of electron neutrinos is observed,” In the current issue of »Physical Review Letters, the research group writes, Goodbye Nobel Prize.

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