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High Energy Physics Seminars

ics High Energy
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special date.
Shunsaku Horiuchi [Host: Craig Group]
Virginia Tech
"Astroparticle physics with MeV neutrinos"
 Slideshow (PDF)

MeV neutrinos open new strategies and challenges for a variety of topics in astroparticle physics. I will first discuss their role in understanding core-collapse supernova physics. These supernovae are among the most energetic phenomena in the Universe yet their mechanism remains unresolved. I will outline the search for the next supernova neutrinos, and describe what supernova physics can be learned from their detections. Along the way, I will demonstrate the strong interplay between supernova physics and astronomy. I will then discuss the role of neutrinos in probing the particle nature of dark matter. Dominating the matter budget of the Universe, dark matter remains one of the foremost challenges in astroparticle physics and cosmology. Neutrinos are well-positioned to becoming a new window in which to study the Universe, bringing new insights, and potentially surprises.


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