Science On Tap: The Neutrino Yesterday and Today


Science On Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, featuring a new topic each time. This month Keith Rielage will talk about neutrinos. Science On Tap begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square.

Rielage is a neutrino physicist with Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Neutron Science & Technology group, and will share a brief tale of the discovery and study of the neutrino. Los Alamos scientists Fred Reines and Clyde Cowan discovered the neutrino in 1956. During the last 60 years, LANL has performed many experiments to determine the properties of this elusive particle.

Science On Tap is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum. The On Tap series begins each evening with an informal 10-15 minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion. All ages are welcome! On Tap is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests. The “On Tap” series happens twice a month. The discussions are supported by Bradbury Science Museum, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos Historical Society and PEEC at The Nature Center.

The Los Alamos Creative District is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, the Los Alamos Meeting & Visitors Bureau, Los Alamos Small Business Center and the Los Alamos Research Park.