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With the direct observation of the $\nu_\tau$ by the DONUT experiment [101] the standard model is complete except for the Higgs boson. Neutrinos played a significant role in establishing the standard model, while the observation of neutrino mass has also provided the first evidence for new physics. The evidence for neutrino mass and mixing is now convincing. New generations of experiments should establish the neutrino mass and mixings, hopefully determine their nature (Dirac or Majorana) and number, and perhaps establish leptonic CP violation. Not only will this be a superb constraint on what underlies the standard model, but neutrinos are also a critical probe of astrophysical processes, from stars to gamma ray bursts and the universe as a whole.

Paul Langacker 2001-09-27