State of the Universe

Detection of Supernova Neutrinos

by Prof. Kate Scholberg (Duke University)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at AG66
When a massive star collapses at the end of its life, nearly all of the gravitational binding energy of the resulting remnant is released in the form of neutrinos.  I will discuss the nature of the core-collapse neutrino burst and what we can learn about particle physics and about astrophysics from the detection of these neutrinos. I will cover supernova neutrino detection techniques in general, current supernova neutrino detectors, and prospects for specific future experiments, with some emphasis on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment's capabilities.