"When will the supernova neutrinos be detected, and what will they tell us?" by Shunsaku Horiuchi (UC Irvine)

Date: 
Monday, June 3, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Series: 
TEP Seminars

 

TEP Seminar
Monday, June 3, 2013
*3:00pm*
Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330 

Guest Speaker: Shunsaku Horiuchi  (UC Irvine)

Title: "When will the supernova neutrinos be detected, and what will they tell us?"

Abstract:

The Diffuse Supernova Neutrino Background (DSNB) provides an immediate opportunity to study the emission of MeV thermal neutrinos from core-collapse supernovae. The DSNB is a powerful probe of supernova and neutrino physics, but also requires detailed knowledge of the supernova rate history.

In this talk, we will investigate the supernova rate using multiple astrophysical observables, and quantify the effects of various input physics. We will evaluate the detectability of the DSNB and discuss implications for supernova studies.