The brave v world

André De Gouvêa*

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I briefly summarize our current understanding of neutrino physics, which was severely "shaken up" by the discovery that neutrinos have nonzero, albeit tiny, masses. I discuss the evidence for neutrino masses - neutrino oscillations, list what have been identified as the "known unknowns" of neutrino physics, and try to argue why non-zero neutrino masses provide the first unambiguous evidence that the Standard Model is incomplete. I conclude with a summary of different approaches to interpreting neutrino masses and lepton mixing and some of their consequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPARTICLES AND FIELDS
Subtitle of host publicationX Mexican Workshop on Particles and Fields
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)0735403511, 9780735403512
StatePublished - 2006
EventPARTICLES AND FIELDS: X Mexican Workshop on Particles and Fields - Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico
Duration: Nov 6 2005Nov 12 2005

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume857 A
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


OtherPARTICLES AND FIELDS: X Mexican Workshop on Particles and Fields
CityMorelia, Michoacan


  • Lepton mixing
  • Neutrino masses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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