June 2001

From University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania physicists to discuss first results from Sudbury Neutrino Observatory on Monday

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania researchers will discuss on Monday the first scientific results from Canada's Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, findings that will bolster the understanding of neutrinos from the sun, of the sun itself and of the effect of neutrinos on the evolution of the universe.

The presentation, led by Joshua R. Klein, research assistant professor in Penn's Department of Physics and Astronomy, will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 18, in the David Rittenhouse Laboratory at 209 South 33rd St. on the Penn campus.

The discussion by Klein and his colleagues follows the official presentation of the findings Monday morning at the annual Congress of the Canadian Association of Physicists, held at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. The work has been conducted for the last 11 years by nearly 100 scientists from universities and national laboratories in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Additional information about the conference presentations, the SNO laboratory, the neutrino measurements being made and the participating institutions can be found at http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca. Video footage and photos of SNO can be obtained by contacting media relations officer Paul De la Riva of Laurentian University at 705-675-1151, Ext. 3406.

NOTE: Reporters and editors are welcomed to attend the seminar on Monday. Please call Steve Bradt at 215-573-6604 for additional information.












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