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Project 8 / CosmoNeut

The standard model of cosmology predicts that the universe is populated with neutrinos that are remnants from the primordial Big Bang. This prediction is one of the cornerstones of cosmology, yet the direct detection of these neutrinos has not yet been achieved. To observe relic neutrinos directly, new levels of precision are necessary. Project 8 explores a novel technique by which to measure neutrino masses and, eventually, push toward the possible detection of relic neutrinos.