8-13 September 2013
Asilomar, California
US/Pacific timezone

Low-energy neutrino astronomy in LENA

9 Sep 2013, 15:00
Asilomar, California

Asilomar, California

Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Oral Low-Energy Neutrinos (solar, reactor, supernova, and geo neutrinos and also nuclear astrophysics associated with these sources) Low Energy Neutrinos I


Michael Wurm (University of Tubingen)


LENA (Low Energy Neutrino Astronomy) is a proposed next-generation neutrino detector based on 50 kilotons of liquid scintillator. The low detection threshold, good energy resolution and excellent background rejection inherent to the liquid-scintillator detectors make LENA a versatile observatory for low-energy neutrinos from astrophysical and terrestrial sources. In the framework of the European LAGUNA-LBNO design study, LENA is also considered as far detector for a very-long baseline neutrino beam from CERN to Pyhäsalmi (Finland). This contribution centers on the highlights of recent studies on LENA’s broad research program in low-energy neutrino astrophysics, reaching from the potential for a flavor-resolved observation of the neutrino burst from a galactic Supernova to a precision search for non-standard-effects in the solar neutrino spectrum.

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Michael Wurm (University of Tubingen)

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