CERN Courier magazine: July/August 2016 digital edition
Welcome to the digital edition of the July/August 2016 issue of CERN Courier
On 20 July 1956, physicists reported in Science that they had discovered the neutrino – a quarter of a century after the highly non-reactive particle was postulated. This issue of CERN Courier celebrates that discovery and the numerous breakthroughs in neutrino physics that have been made since then, in particular following the 1998 observation that neutrinos oscillate between their three different flavours. Several major neutrino programmes are under way worldwide to further constrain measurements of the masses and mixing parameters of neutrinos, with the CERN Neutrino Platform providing vital support. Sixty years after their discovery, neutrinos have become the most studied of all elementary particles, and are seen by many as our best chance yet to unearth physics beyond the Standard Model.