Neutrinos are particles with a neutral charge and extremely low mass. The study of these particles is one of the important directions of physics. However, monitoring them is a very difficult task.
Neutrinos are produced in very large quantities in proton colliders. However, until now they have never been directly observed.
FASER scientists were able to capture 153 neutrinos. The recorded particles have the highest energy ever detected in the laboratory. The SND@LHC scientists detected eight more neutrinos.
One of the study authors, Cristovao Vilela, noted that the observation of the collider neutrinos opens the door to new measurements that will help scientists understand some of the most fundamental mysteries of the Standard Model of particle physics. Furthermore, according to him, these measurements will contribute to a better understanding of the structure of colliding protons.