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HEP Seminar: Manibrata Sen: Supernova neutrinos: messengers of a dying star

When: Monday, April 8, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Technological Institute, F160, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Pamela Villalovoz   (847) 491-3644

Group: Physics and Astronomy High Energy Physics Seminars

Category: Academic


During a core-collapse supernova, a large number of neutrinos are emitted, which carry away a major fraction of the binding energy of the star. These neutrinos undergo flavor conversions on their way, and these are known to play a very important role in core-collapse supernova explosions. Deep within the stellar interior, neutrino density is so large that neutrino-neutrino interactions take place, giving rise to "collective oscillations" occurring with a rate much larger than the usual resonant flavor conversions. In this talk, I would like to discuss some of the interesting aspects of these rapid flavor conversions, and the impact they can have on supernova explosions and nucleosynthesis.


Seminar Speaker: Manibrata Sen: Northwestern and UC Berkeley


Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, HEP

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