Leon Lederman, one of a few scientists who split a nobel prize for physics, wrote:
Little neutrino of the world,
At the speed of light you're hurled.
No mass, no charge, no space dimension?
Damn! You do defy convention!
I write something similar, in a Petrarchan Sonnet form.
NEUTRINO by muteKi
The physics masters' ideas now well known
As small and massless particles are found
They push the larger players all around
And sight unseen their presence clearly shown.
The theorists all now gave a heavy groan
As some of their ideas were run aground
Trajectories changed so quick -- and naught a sound --
And strange collisions now had them all thrown*
Only Bohr had such strange results seen
Recounted in the chem'stry books of old
Rutherford throwing alphas at his gold
Bohr's leptons soon changed our atomic view
Of these, Neutrinos forth begotten been**
Be seen with measurable mass, and flavors too.
* The apparent collisions between some particles and neutrinos threw the scientists for a loop.
** Bohr's atomic model featured electrons outside of the atomic nucleus. As electrons were studied further, several different electron "flavors" were found (muon and tau, in addition to the atomic electron), and these were discovered to each have analogous neutrinos. As it was discovered that these flavors could change, it was also determined that neutrinos had a measurable mass.