Nicola Guttridge is an Astrophysics graduate from UCL now studying for an MSc in Science Communication
Nicola Guttridge is an Astrophysics graduate from UCL now studying for an MSc in Science Communication at Imperial College. She is the editor of Imperial's science magazine, I, Science (www.isciencemag.co.uk), and freelances for various online and print magazines on the topics of space, astronomy and general science. She tweets at @nickyguttridge and blogs at nguttridge.wordpress.com.
All evidence suggests that neutrinos have mass, but of such a small amount that it is assumed to be negligible. As they travel so fast, their mass must necessarily be tiny - this leads on to the physics controversy of 2011: the saga of the faster-than-light neutrinos.
Space is one of the only scientific topics that has successfully managed to bridge the gap between science and society. It offers the chance to explore not only our past by searching for extra-terrestrial life, but also the possibility to explore the future, and our capabilities to inhabit other solar system bodies and develop interstellar flight.
07/12/2011 23:35 GMT
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