Super-Kamiokande at UC Irvine

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Discovery of neutrino mass!

On June 5, 1998, the Super-Kamiokande collaboration announced discovery of evidence for neutrino mass at the Neutrino '98 conference, held in Takayama, Japan.

On July 3, a paper describing the discovery was submitted to Physical Review Letters.

This discovery is the culmination of over two years of research, and will have important implications for the fields of particle physics and cosmology.

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Schematic view of the
Super-Kamiokande detector

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Learn more about neutrinos!

This site explains what all the excitement is about. It's designed so that you can selectively visit the topics which interest you, or follow a guided tour through all the topics. No prior knowledge of physics required! Many of the terms used, if not defined immediately, are linked to a brief explanation in the Glossary. Click on one the topics below, or on the neutrino symbol at left to start the guided tour.

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What's a Neutrino? Super-Kamiokande Neutrino Oscillations What's It All Mean?

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