Patricia L. Vahle
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
College of William and Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

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My research is centered around understanding the behavior of the neutrino, one of the fundamental sub-atomic particles. Neutrinos are a particle produced in the Weak decay of other particles. Neutrinos are electrically neutral, have only a small mass, and interact only via the Weak Interaction. The interactions of neutrinos in matter are so weak, on average a neutrino from the sun can travel through a light-year long brick of lead without being absorbed. Read More

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