SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT

Speaker:

Kate Scholberg (Duke University)

Date and Location:

Monday, March 5, 2018 4:00 PM
PAA A-102

Title:

What Stubs and Sparkles In Vast Vats of Liquid Will Tell Us About Exploding Stars

Abstract:

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. ‚Äč