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Old Jan 19th 2019, 10:31 AM   #1
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Majorana Neutrino

I heard about a year ago that a the neutrino is actually a Majorana particle (a fermion that is its own anti-particle). It's a big deal because it would be a major step (no pun intended!) to prove that Supersymmetry is a symmetry of nature. It's hard to even measure anything about neutrinos and so this is a very big deal.

But I haven't heard anything since. Even with Google the topic is hard to research and I don't suppose I'd have much luck with ArXiv since the paper would be a year old.

Does anyone have any (solid) information about this?

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Old Jan 21st 2019, 02:12 AM   #2
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I heard about a year ago that a the neutrino is actually a Majorana particle (a fermion that is its own anti-particle). It's a big deal because it would be a major step (no pun intended!) to prove that Supersymmetry is a symmetry of nature. It's hard to even measure anything about neutrinos and so this is a very big deal.

But I haven't heard anything since. Even with Google the topic is hard to research and I don't suppose I'd have much luck with ArXiv since the paper would be a year old.

Does anyone have any (solid) information about this?

Thanks!

-Dan
Unfortunately not. I was aware that there were papers hypothesizing them, but I haven't really kept up to date with the literature these days... there's so much of it and I no longer work for a University, so paywalls often bar me from the articles I want to see.
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Old Jan 21st 2019, 03:16 AM   #3
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It is difficult to get any solid information on neutrinos,
they are such slippery little ...

I also saw the conjecture, perhaps a year or so ago (in a New Scientist article).
But nothing since.
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