The Little Neutral One: Neutrinos Past, Present and Future

Dr. Mary Bishai
Brookhaven National Laboratory


Four Nobel Prizes (including this year's), the 2015 Breakthrough Prize, a poem by John Updike, even a rap video, all celebrating neutrinos and their mysteries. Why such fascination with this elementary particle? A brief overview of the discovery of neutrinos and their strange properties will be presented, as well as an introduction to some of the current and future experiments aimed at unraveling yet more hidden depths of the little neutral one.