News & Events

Catching Ghosts – Using Neutrinos to Unveil the Universe

Event Details

Public Events

Location: Stirling Auditorium C, 64 Bader Lane, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6

Date: March 23, 2019

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Catching Ghosts: using neutrinos to unveil the universe. Presented by TRIUMF, Queen's University and the McDonald Institute. Background image shows a large interior space covered in detectors.

Speaker: Dr. Stanley Yen, TRIUMF, UBC

When it comes to studying the nuclear processes in the heart of stars, scientists must turn to neutrinos: subatomic particles that are currently flying unbeknownst through your body by the billions, right this second. These elusive little particles are an excellent probe into the core of the sun and distant supernovae, but they are notoriously difficult to detect. Difficult, but not impossible. Dr Yen will present on the difficulty and triumph of how these particles were detected and studied, and what secrets they reveal about the nature of the universe.



**Note: Photos may be taken for future promotions. **

**IMPORTANT: For accessibity requirements, please contact **

RSVP by emailing, or on