Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Nu Astrophysics with Core-Collapse Supernovae
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Core-collapse supernovae are thought to be the solution of many long-standing puzzles, including the origin of neutron stars and black holes, gamma-ray bursts, heavy elements, and cosmic rays. Neutrinos are the essential diagnostics of the core-collapse supernovae, as they are the only particle that escapes from the core to the observer, revealing the dynamics of the innermost regions of the exploding stars. I will discuss strategies to detect neutrinos from supernovae in the Milky Way, nearby galaxies, and the cosmos. Successful detections beyond SN 1987A will transform the way that we consider questions about supernovae, associated with the presence, nature, variety, and frequency of core collapse in massive stars.
August 11, 2010, 13:40, FENS L030