Studying the Fundamental Properties of Neutrinos

Profs. Thomas Kutter, Martin Tzanov and William Metcalf (Emeritus) are studying the fundamental properties of neutrinos, the most ghostly and numerous of the basic building blocks of nature. Along with a LSU based team consisting of post-docs (Oleg Perevozchikov,Jonathan Insler, Flor Blaszcyk) and students (Jeremiah Haremza, Corey Myers) they perform this research in Japan, where their experiment is located. Their recent paper describing a new type of neutrino oscillations, that is the transformation of one type (or flavor) of neutrino into another has recently been selected by the French popular science magazine La Recherche (the French equivalent of Scientific American) for an award amongst many outstanding papers in all fields of science.