Neutrinos: The ghost particle; Neutrinos from the sun

The answer to the solar neutrino problem lies in the fact that there are multiple neutrino flavors.

An introduction to the “Solar Neutrino Problem”, that is, why did scientists originally think that there was something really fishy going on with Wolfgang Pauli’s “little neutral one.”

This post is a mash-up of two “Physics in a Nutshell” articles: Neutrinos: The ghost particle, published on June 2, 2017; Neutrinos from the sun, published June 16, 2017. Both were written by Mike Albrow and were adapted from articles he wrote for Positively Naperville.