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The Ghosts of Physics : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR January 14, 2014

Posted by sandyclaus in Drake Revisited.
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Right now, as you are reading these very words, trillions of particles called neutrinos are streaming through your body. Hardly a single atom in your body feels their passage. Hardly one of the trillion neutrinos feels your presence. They are ghosts to you as you are to them. But that doesn\’t mean these tiny flecks of matter don\’t matter.

Neutrinos, it turns out, have shaped the universe and their remarkable story has now been expertly told in a new book by astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana. It\’s called Neutrino Hunters.

via The Ghosts of Physics : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR.

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