The Helicities of the Three Neutrinos

  • V. L. Telegdi
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 352)


In my later years, I felt more and more compelled to illustrate the power of “Mind over Matter,” i.e., the intellectual content of Experimental Physics, by describing in some detail certain experiments whose conceptions involve a particularly high degree of ingenuity. I can think of no better examples than those provided by the direct determinations of the helicities of the three neutrinos, i.e., of ve, vμ and vτ, and I hope that this topic may be appropriate for an International Conference on the History of Original Ideas.


Decay Chain Longitudinal Polarization Proportional Chamber Muon Capture Thin Carbon Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. L. Telegdi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaSwitzerland
  2. 2.CERNGenevaSwitzerland

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