Physics beyond the Standard Model: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

India based Neutrino Observatory Project

The centre recently made clarifications about the upcoming INO project in Tamil Nadu in response to questions in Rajya Sabha. The INO project, which is being planned in Theni of Tamil Nadu, is a proposed research facility to be constructed close to the Western Ghats. Its vicinity to the Ghats region had led to concerns ..

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) world’s largest and most powerful particle collider and largest machine in world

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle collider and the largest machine in the world. It is in news because The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) has approved the experiment designed to look for light and weakly interacting particles at the LHC. It is planning a new experiment ..

Applications of Neutrinos

The neutrino is a tiny elementary particle, but it is not part of the atom. They exist in nature. Neutrino has a very tiny mass, no charge and spins half. It interacts very weakly with other matter particles so weakly that every second trillions of neutrinos fall on us and pass through our bodies unnoticed. ..

Neutrinos and Neutrino Oscillation

Neutrinos are one of the elementary particles, which make up the universe. They are similar to electrons except that they do not carry electric charge. As they are electrically neutral, they are not affected by the electromagnetic forces like electrons or protons. Neutrinos are only leptons with no electric nature. Other leptons, which carry electric ..

India becomes Associate Member of CERN

India and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have signed an agreement making India the Associate Member State of CERN. Resolution to this effect was adopted earlier on September 15, 2016. Presently, the CERN consists of 22 member states, 4 associate member states, 4 Observer states and 3 international organizations.   CERN is a research ..

Neutrinos: Faster than Light? It’s proved

It has been generally assumed that neutrinos travel at the speed of light. According to the theory of relativity, if neutrinos are massless, they must travel at the speed of light. However, if they carry a mass, they cannot reach the speed of light. There have been various theories regarding the speed of Neutrinos. It ..