Episode 4: The Solar Neutrino Problem with Amy Pollien

Posted Dec 11, 2011 by bn

SNO one here thinks the pun was worth it. Amy’s Paintings are great, though.

In episode 4 we try to explain the Solar Neutrino Problem to Artist Amy Pollien. Apparently, she spent most of her life secretly worrying that the sun was dying. Ben, Jocelyn and Dave set her straight: but doing so requires an explanation of solar anatomy, beta decay, cherenkov radiation, neutrino oscillation and fruit salad!  Is the sun going out? The answer is SNO.

Guest: Amy Pollien

Physicists: Jocelyn Read, Dave Tsang

Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists 

Exit Music: John Vanderslice 

Transcript: Ep_4_The_Solar_Neutrino_Problem