Frank Close presents his book "Neutrino" and a forthcoming book on Bruno Pontecorvo

Frank Close's book "Neutrino" is short listed for the Italian Galileo Prize.
Frank describes how he was inspired to write about Ray Davis' heroic quest
to do what many thought was impossible: detecting neutrinos from the sun. He will also describe how he has, in turn, become fascinated by the life and work of "Mr Neutrino" - Bruno Pontecorvo - and is writing a biography of him.


By choosing to move to the USSR suddenly in 1950, Pontecorvo missed out
on getting full credit for several seminal ideas about neutrinos including,
possibly, their discovery. Why he went to the USSR so suddenly has been
unresolved for 60 years. Frank's book "A Life of Two Halves" may answer
this question, in 2014. He will update on progress so far.

Wednesday 17 April at 4 p.m. in the Library, 52-1-052

Tea and coffee will be served from 3:30 p.m.

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