Supernova Neutrino Observations: What can we learn? What should we do?

02.430 (Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University)


Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University

Staudingerweg 9 / 2nd floor, 55128 Mainz

The experimental landscape for low-energy neutrino astronomy (few to few tens of MeV) is evolving rapidly. Several existing or planned large detectors world-wide will produce high-statistics signals of the next Galactic stellar collapse event (supernova or black-hole formation), and the diffuse supernova neutrino background (DSNB) is coming into reach with the gadolinium enhancement of Super-Kamiokande and the JUNO scintillator detector.

This topical workshop is meant to interface the communities of supernova and neutrino theorists and protagonists of the evolving experimental side. The goals are to enhance the information flow and mutual understanding between these communities and to develop a better definition of the observational targets (What can we learn?) and of the deliverables that should be provided by neutrino and SN theory as possible benchmarks for detector optimization and observation strategies (What should we do?). The program continues the discussions of a previous workshop at the INT in Seattle in August 2016.

The conference photo can be found here.

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