> I'm not sure I'll be around when this is resolved :-)
> The formula would be |Ue1|^2 m1 + |Ue2|^2 m2 + |Ue3|^2 m3, where Ue1, Ue2,
> and Ue3 are the coefficients for the electron neutrino (elements of the
> so-called PMNS mixing matrix). Absolute square is used since these could be
> complex numbers.
> My recommendation would be to get some feedback from people who have a
> stake in the claim, to see if there are strong feelings regarding what
> interpretation to use. The gray areas -- where one interpretation says
> "Yes" and the other "No"-- would be 1) for the normal hierarchy, when the
> lightest mass is between about 0.004 and 0.01 eV, and 2) for the inverted
> hierarchy, when the lightest mass is less than 0.01 eV.
> One further note: squared coefficients are used above since those
> represent probabilities of being in a certain state.
> -- Jim Gillogly