HYBRID Meeting: Neutrino University/Summer Lecture Series – Supernovae & Neutrinos

  • July 21, 2022, 1:00 pm US/Central
  • Hornets' Nest

Evan O’Connor, Stockholm University

Abstract: Core-Collapse Supernova are copious producers of neutrinos. While the optical light from supernova often rivals the output of entire galaxies, this is less than 1% of the total energy emitted in a core collapse event. The rest of the energy is in neutrinos. In this talk, I will go through the theory of core-collapse supernovae through a neutrino lens. We will talk about the role of neutrinos in the collapse and subsequent explosion. Important for this talk will a presentation of the different processes by which neutrinos of different flavors and energies are produced and what happens to them after they are produced. I’ll discuss supernova neutrino detection prospects in different detectors and highlight what an once-in-a-lifetime galactic supernova can reveal to us about supernova, neutron stars, black holes, massive stars, nucleosynthesis, and much more.