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This video is about the phenomenon of neutrino oscillations, which is where neutrinos can change flavors (ie, change between electron, muon, or tau neutrinos) because those interaction states are in non-trivial superpositions of the free traveling/mass eigenstates (?1, ?2 and ?3).

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History of Neutrino Oscillations: https://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-ph/0610064.pdf

Solar Neutrino Problem: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_neutrino_problem

Neutrino Oscillation on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutrino_oscillation#Propagation_and_interference

Current best fit data for the mixing of neutrinos: http://www.nu-fit.org/?q=node/139

Neutrino Mixing Matrix: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontecorvo–Maki–Nakagawa–Sakata_matrix

Neutrino Oscillation https://profmattstrassler.com/articles-and-posts/particle-physics-basics/neutrinos/neutrino-types-and-neutrino-oscillations/

Neutrino Masses paper: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1307.3518.pdf

Neutral Particle Oscillation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutral_particle_oscillation

Technical Intro to Neutrino Mass Mixing: http://pdg.lbl.gov/2015/reviews/rpp2015-rev-neutrino-mixing.pdf

PROSPECT project: http://prospect.yale.edu/science

Neutrino/nucleon deep inelastic scattering: https://www.nevis.columbia.edu/ccfr/index.html

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