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June 22, 2020 to July 2, 2020
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Galactic Supernova Neutrino Detection with the NOvA Detectors

Not scheduled
10m

Speaker

Justin Vasel

Description

Detectors around the world are poised to measure the neutrino flux from the next galactic core-collapse supernova in unprecedented detail and to shed light on the poorly-understood dynamics involved in these explosions. NOvA is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment with an underground near detector and surface far detector. For a 10 kpc supernova, several thousand MeV-scale neutrino interactions are expected to occur in NOvA’s liquid scintillator detectors. Measuring these neutrinos requires overcoming several challenges: the SN neutrino spectrum is close to detection threshold, the far detector is subject to a large cosmic muon flux, and each neutrino interaction generates a small number of hits which resemble electronic noise. In this poster, I present recent work in addressing these challenges to enable NOvA to measure the neutrino flux from the next galactic core-collapse supernova.

Mini-abstract

The NOvA detectors can trigger on galactic SNe; efforts to reconstruct events offline are underway.

Experiment/Collaboration NOvA

Primary author

Co-authors

Prof. Alec Habig (Univ. of Minnesota Duluth) Mr Andrey Sheshukov (JINR)

Presentation Materials