And the Nobel Prize 2015 in Physics goes to…

Akaaki Kajita, Japan and  Arthur B. McDonald, Canada, for their research in the field of Neutrinos and proving that Neutrinos actually have mass. The Nobel Prize press-release states that ”…The discovery has changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can prove crucial to our view of the universe….” 

Neutrinos are part of the various sub-atomic particles making up the universe, they are extremely numerous and bombard the Earth from surrounding space. It is estimated that trillions (one trillion being 1,000,000,000,000) of these Neutrinos pass through the human body every second, moving close to the speed of light. The existence of these particles was confirmed in the 1950’s but only lately have they been shown to possess mass allowing them to change form (between electron, muon or tau) on their journey through space, planets and various life-forms (alien or otherwise)…

// Lena Ericsson