Type: 
Colloquium
Date-Time: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 16:00
Location: 
ZOOM
Event Speaker: 
Kate Scholberg (Duke)
Local Contact: 
Heidi Schellman
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 a brilliant burst 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.

Refreshments: 
Refreshments will be offered half an hour before the colloquium in Weniger 379