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Science Journal - Élémentaire - No. 5: Les neutrinos


To increase understanding of particle physics from the atom to the discoveries expected at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN


This is number 5 of a series of 8 journals. No.5 was published in Summer 2007. Complete title of journal is "Élémentaire - de l’infiniment petit à l’infiniment grand." Élémentaire ("Elementary") is an outreach journal in French whose eight issues cover the particle physics, from the atom to the discoveries expected at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Each issue contains about 15 recurring articles which present the stakes of the physics of the infinitely small, such as the tools and the methods used to study this physics. The main discoveries in this research field over the years are described as well. All the articles can be downloaded for free from the Élémentaire website while printed versions of the different issues can be purchased online. To contact Élémentaire, please send a mail to For a complete list of subjects contained in Journal No. 5, see below.
Contents - (English translation) No. 5:

  • Appetizer: Source of Neutrino
  • History: Birth of a new particle; Enigmatic story of neutrinos; Majorana, a mysterious genius
  • Interview: François Vannucci
  • Research Center: Amundsen-Scott base, Voyage to the South Pole
  • Experiment: The NEMO experiment
  • Detection: Linear detectors
  • Benefits: A spy from the inside: how to date wines
  • Analysis: The missing energy
  • Accelerators: Is it still a long way to Gran Sasso?
  • Discoveries: The 3 neutrinos
  • Theory: Why and how do the neutrinos oscillate?
  • The killer question: What is a particle without mass?
  • Nuclear energy: Nuclear reactors, 3rd or 4th generation?
  • The LHC: LHCb: a detector of beauty
  • What Happened: Oscillation of neutral D mesons; The Virgo startup; The beautiful eyes of ANTARES

Contents (original French) - No.5:

  • Apéritif: Sources de neutrinos
  • Histoire: Naissance d’une nouvelle particule; Histoire des neutrinos énigmatique; Majorana, une fulgurance énigmatique
  • Interview: François Vannucci
  • Centre de recherche: La base Amundsen-Scott, Voyage au Pôle Sud
  • Expérience: L’expérience NEMO
  • Détection: Les détecteurs à fils
  • Retombées: Un espion de l’intérieur, La datation des vins
  • Analyse: L’énergie manquante
  • Accélérateurs: C’est encore loin le Gran Sasso ?
  • Découvertes: Les 3 neutrinos
  • Théorie: Comment et pourquoi les neutrinos oscillent ?
  • La question qui tue: Qu’est-ce qu’une particule sans masse ?
  • Énergie nucléaire: Les réacteurs nucléaires : 3ème ou 4éme génération ?
  • Le LHC: LHCb : un détecteur de toute beauté
  • ICPACKOI: Oscillation des mésons D neutres; Démarrage de Virgo; Les beaux yeux d’ANTARES

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