Supernova Observation with Hyper-Kamiokande

Experimental Particle Physics seminar

Supernova Observation with Hyper-Kamiokande

  • Event time: 4:00pm until 5:00pm
  • Event date: 7th February 2020
  • Speaker: Dr Jost Migenda (The University of Sheffield)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, Room 4305,

Event details

Supernovae are magnificent astrophysical events that produce neutron stars, black holes and many of the chemical elements necessary for life. However, despite millennia of observations and almost a century of astrophysical study, their explosion mechanism is not yet well understood.

In this talk, I will give an overview over the planned Hyper-Kamiokande experiment, which will observe the neutrino flux from the next galactic supernova in unprecedented detail. By comparing a range of different supernova models, I show that a supernova at up to 100 kpc distance would be sufficient to identify the true model with high accuracy.

Once the next galactic supernova happens, Hyper-Kamiokande will thus be able to determine details of the supernova explosion mechanism.

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