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64 - The Mont Blanc neutrino burst from Supernova 1987A

Jun 4, 2019, 4:54 PM
SWH 9082 + AQ South-East Corner / coin sud-est (Simon Fraser University)

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Simon Fraser University

Poster (Non-Student) / Affiche (Non-étudiant(e)) Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) PPD Poster Session & Student Poster Competition Finals (26) | Session d'affiches PPD et finales du concours d'affiches étudiantes (26)


Stanley Yen (TRIUMF)


Neutrinos from Supernova 1987A were detected in coincidence in 3 different detectors (Baksan, IMB and Kamioka). However, only the Mont Blanc detector registered an early burst 4.7 hours before the other 3 detectors. This paper examines possible explanations for the non-observation of the early burst in the 3 detectors, and the possible astrophysical scenarios for a double burst, such as a QCD phase transition to quark matter. Future multi-flavour capability by combining hydrogenous detectors with detector primarily sensitive to νe like the proposed HALO-1kT could help resolve this issue for future galactic core-collapse supernovae.

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Stanley Yen (TRIUMF)

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