Re: The neutrino has mass?!

Greg Billock (
Fri, 5 Jun 1998 09:01:58 -0700 (PDT)

John quoting about the mass of the neutrino:

> In an old zinc mine 2,000 feet beneath the Japanese Alps, an international
> team of physicists has discovered that a ubiquitous, ghostly subatomic
> particle called the neutrino previously thought to have no mass at all,
> like a beam of light actually weighs in at about one ten-millionth the
> mass of the electron.

Yes, that is an exciting piece of news! I cannot remember off the top
of my head, though, what the neutrino-mass numbers are predicted to be
by inflation. Does anyone know, or is the number of neutrinos called
into question as well by the finding? Very interesting!