They are there and they are gone: ICARUS chases a fourth neutrino

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  1. wgabrie

    wgabrie Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Are there any physicists on these forums? I've been thinking about the neutrino mystery today and the so-called fourth neutrino. Seen in the following news article:

    They are there and they are gone: ICARUS chases a fourth neutrino
    https://phys.org/news/2020-03-icarus-fourth-neutrino.html

    I have heard that neutrinos might be tachyon particles, that means they travel backwards in time. If that's the case, wouldn't the so-called fourth neutron, the sterile neutrino, from our point of view, be emitted out of the detector and move towards its point of origin? So any attempt to absorb the neutrino to detect it would fail. So scientists should take into account a sensor that can detect when it loses mass due to the neutrino being released. Does that make sense??? Who do I contact about this? I want some answers.
     
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    According to the article they expect to get the first results later this year, so you'll probably have to wait until then.
     

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