April 26, 2007

Today's Neutrino Picture


I love neutrino detectors and I don't care if the whole world knows it. They are huge containers that get filled up with special super water and buried inside mountains or mines. Plus, the idea of going deep underground to do astronomy that relies on detecting individual photons is just intrinsically amusing. Andrew Jaffe points out this astonishing photo taken inside the Super-Kamiokande tank by some photographer guy. Evidently the man is quite renowned for his work, which seems to mostly involve massive scenes like those synchronized North Korean demonstrations.

It seems kind of like he's just taking pictures of things that are already interesting, but I am unrefined. I can't wait until neutrino detectors are the size of TV's, and they retire the Super-K and let people go swimming in it.

2 comments:

Zosia A. C. Krusberg said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah didnt even see this before i posted my miniboone pic!

we're totally in sync these days.

(Ryan) said...

Anything to raise neutrino awareness.