Gary Ng Research review 2013 (Astrophysical neutrinos)

Report so far, as of 21/10/2013: NeutrinoReportLatex.tex

  • Why study v & what is special about them?
    • To 'map' the sky / universe with methods other than visible light range.
    • Tiny mass, very rarely interact, travels through medium.
  • How & when did the concept of v come about?
  • What were the initial theories? Are they still valid?
  • Is there only 1 source of v?
    • Solar v, Atmospheric v, SN v
    • What are the similarities and/or differences between each type of v?
    • Do they travel at different velocities?
    • Do they have the same energies?
  • How are they detected?
    • What equipment was used?
    • What detection medium used?
    • Solar v: v oscillation.
  • Have all types of v been detected now? How?
  • Are all types of v detected together every time? Why not?
  • Why are we studying SN v?
    • Production mechanism of SN v
    • Why SN1987A ?
      • It was close enough to be observed
  • What is special about SN v?
  • Are they the same as when they were just produced, inside the SN?
  • How do we detect SN v?
    • With the experiments, do we just detect SN v?
    • How do we distinguish which v are from what source?
  • What is special / different about each detection method?
  • Are there any differences in detection methods x years ago?
  • What are the results for the different methods?
  • Does the results correspond to theory / prediction?
  • Can we tell the direction of the SN v? If so, how?
  • Can we tell the origin (location) of the SN v? If so, how?
  • Can we tell the origin (time) of the SN v? If so, how?
  • Can we tell the original type of the SN v? If so, how?
  • ... (more questions) ...
  • What will future SN v detection lead to?

Research Papers Topics:

  • Supernovae SN1978A (see attachment)
    • Core-collapse massive star to Supernovae theory proved.
  • Solar neutrinos
    • Solar neutrino problem
    • Source of neutrino measurements
  • Other high energy neutrino sources

  • Investigate different types of neutrino detectors ('today')
  • A timeline about neutrinos
    • From theory to proof, to now-a-days research, to possible future developments

Topic attachments
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Unknown file formattex NeutrinoReportLatex.tex r2 r1 manage 9.8 K 21 Oct 2013 - 15:58 GaryNg 21/10/2013
PDFpdf Neutrinos_A_Different_Way_To_Look_At_The_Sky.pdf r1 manage 173.3 K 21 Oct 2013 - 14:21 GaryNg  
PDFpdf Supernova_1987A.pdf r1 manage 6668.4 K 06 Oct 2013 - 23:33 GaryNg  
PDFpdf Supernova_neutrino_detection_-_Scholberg.pdf r1 manage 940.9 K 21 Oct 2013 - 14:21 GaryNg  

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