University of Regina physics team wins prestigious Breakthrough Prize

December 10, 2015 – A team from the University of Regina’s Department of Physics, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, collaborated with physicists from around the world to win the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

The prestigious prize was awarded "for the fundamental discovery of neutrino oscillations, revealing a new frontier beyond, and possible far beyond, the standard model of particle physics."

"Our group at the U of R was instrumental in the construction of the fine grained detector used in the experiment and continues to play a leading role in the calibration and running of the experiment, development of data reconstruction algorithms and in the analysis of the collected data," explains team leader, Dr. Mauricio Barbi.

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