This intriguing and accessible book examines the experiments on neutrino oscillations. It argues that this history gives us good reason to believe in the existence of neutrinos, a particle that interacts so weakly with matter that its interaction length is measured in light years of lead. Yet, the scientific process has provided evidence of the elusive neutrino. Written in a style accessible to any reader with a college education in physics, Are There Really Neutrinos? is of interest to students and researchers alike. This second edition contains a new epilogue highlighting the new developments in neutrino physics over the past 20 years.

chapter 1|50 pages

The Road to the Neutrino

chapter 2|28 pages

The Neutrino Hypothesis

chapter 3|38 pages

Toward a Universal Fermi Interaction

chapter 4|36 pages

Fermi’s Theory

The Final Act

chapter 5|24 pages

“Observing” the Neutrino

The Reines-Cowan Experiments

chapter 6|38 pages

How Much? The Mass of the Neutrino

chapter 7|32 pages

How Many? Whose?

chapter 8|36 pages

The Missing Solar Neutrinos

chapter 9|32 pages

Neutrino Oscillations

chapter 10|8 pages


There Are Neutrinos

chapter 11|40 pages


Neutrinos in the 21st Century