Podcaster: Dr. Lindley Winslow
Organization: The Society of Physics Students (SPS) at The University of Central Arkansas
Description: I am a real-life Ghostbuster. My research focuses on the ghostly neutrino. It only interacts weakly, but when enough of them get together they can blow apart stars. I am particularly interested in whether the neutrino is its own antiparticle. If this is the case then these ghostly particles can explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe and our very existence. In this talk, I will give an overview of the physics of the neutrino and my experiments. I also happened to be one of the science advisors for the recent Ghostbusters movie. I will explain the connection between my work and some of the real physics that was featured.
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Bio: The Society of Physics Students (SPS) at The University of Central Arkansas is incorporates outreach, demonstrations, tutoring and guest speakers into our SPS Chapter.
Dr. Lindley Winslow is a faculty member in Physics at MIT.
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