"However, neutrinos are like the "greased pigs" of the particle world-they are extremely hard to catch."
"Neutrinos are like chameleons.There are three flavors of neutrinos: electron, muon and tau. As a neutrino travels along, it may switch back and forth between the flavors. These flavor "oscillations" confounded physicists for decades."
"These neutrinos are like fingerprints that help the researchers understand the objects and phenomena that produce neutrinos."
"Oh, this has been an experiment. In that presentation, I have compared the universe to an orchestra, or better an orchestra that plays an unknown music. Our goal as scientists is to reveal and understand the instruments involved as well as the underlying sheet music. Following up on this analogy, I freely associated each particle type in the universe to an instrument: photons are a keyboard for their wide range over the entire electromagnetic spectrum, charged particles are like a percussion for their heaviness and high energies, and neutrinos are like a violin for their faint nature. With the advent of IceCube, we have started to 'hear' the neutrinos playing a new part of the Universe's music sheet. That's just fantastic to me."
"One alternative to the magical neutrinos is to break the conservation of energy "law", which physicists aren't too keen about. Neutrinos are like dark matter - a fabrication to make the equations balance. Until someone clearly perceives what is happening on the atomic or cosmic scales, these phantoms are needed."
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