A great article over at Nature for us do it yourself physicists. It explains in detail how to go about building your own Neutrino Detector. It’s easier than you think:
“Adamson, a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois, leads a team that has spent the past few months acquiring and installing three ultra-high-precision atomic clocks; six Global Positioning System receivers; more than a kilometre of optic fibre; two auxiliary detectors and at least one pair of timing-interval counters (“kind of fancy stopclocks”, he says) — all to time subatomic neutrinos with nanosecond precision as they pass through the detectors of Fermilab’s Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (MINOS).”
I’m sure the implications of such a machine aren’t lost on any of my readers. If we can discover neutrinos that travel faster than the speed of light, not only would it prove Einstein’s theory of general relativity is not entirely accurate, it could also lead to research into possible time machines. The more of these homemade accelerators that we have out there, the faster our research will go.
So what are you waiting for? Get building.
That is all.