EINSTEIN CEREMONY 2016
(see flyer below)
9 June 2016, University of Bern
Awarding of the Einstein Medal to
Professor Alexei Yu. Smirnov,
MPI für Kernphysik (MPIK), Heidelberg and ICTP Trieste,
for his fundamental studies about the phenomenon of neutrino oscillations.
Neutrino masses: a message from the hidden world?
Neutrino masses lead to the macroscopic size phenomena of oscillations and flavor conversion in matter. These phenomena allow us to measure parameters of the neutrino mass spectrum and lepton mixing. At the same time, the oscillations and conversion can be used to probe sources of neutrinos and media in which neutrinos propagate. Those include the Sun and supernovas, neutrinos of various origins crossing the Earth, high energy cosmic neutrinos, etc. On the other hand, the neutrino masses encode information of fundamental importance about new (not yet identified) physics beyond the Standard model. Origins of the neutrino masses can be related to the so-called hidden sector of theory.
February 11, 2016:
! Gravitational waves detected !
100 years after Einstein's prediction
EINSTEIN SYMPOSIUM, 12.-14. November 2015, ETH Zürich