27-31 August 2018
LVH, Luisenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin
Europe/Berlin timezone
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Robust measurement of supernova $\nu_e$ spectra with future neutrino detectors


  • Dr. Ranjan LAHA

Primary authors


  • Prof. Shunsaku HORIUCHI (Center for Neutrino Physics, Department of Physics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA)

Abstract content

Measuring precise all-flavor neutrino information from a supernova is crucial for understanding the core-collapse process as well as neutrino properties. We apply a chi-squared analysis for different detector setups to explore determination of νe spectral parameters. Using a long-term two-dimensional core-collapse simulation with three time varying spectral parameters, we generate mock data to examine the capabilities of the current Super-Kamiokande detector and compare the relative improvements that gadolinium, Hyper-Kamiokande, and DUNE would have. We show that in a realistic three spectral parameter framework, the addition of gadolinium to Super-Kamiokande allows for a qualitative improvement in νe determination. Significant improvements will be made by Hyper-Kamiokande and DUNE, allowing for much more precise determination of νe spectral parameters.

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