Future galactic supernova neutrino signal: What can we learn?

P. Vogel

Submitted on 6 November 2001


The next supernova in our galaxy will be detected by a variety of neutrino detectors. In this lecture I discuss the set of observables needed to constrain the models of supernova neutrino emission. They are the flux normalizations, and average energies, of each of the three expected components of the neutrino flux: νe, ν¯e, and νx (all the other four flavors combined). I show how the existing, or soon to be operational, neutrino detectors will be able to determine the magnitude of these observables, and estimate the corresponding rates.


Comment: 10 pages, 5 figures, Talk at the School `Neutrinos in Astro, Particle and Nuclear Physics', Erice, September 18-26, 2001

Subjects: Nuclear Theory; Astrophysics; High Energy Physics - Phenomenology