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30 May 2022 to 4 June 2022
Virtual Seoul
Asia/Seoul timezone

Memory-triggered supernova neutrino detection

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Virtual Seoul

Virtual Seoul

Poster Astrophysical neutrinos Poster


Mr Mainak Mukhopadhyay (Arizona State University)


When a burst of neutrinos from a core-collapse supernova (CCSN) passes by the Earth, it causes a permanent change in the local space-time metric, called the gravitational wave (GW) memory. Long considered unobservable, this effect will be detectable in the near future, at deci-Hertz GW interferometers. I will present a novel idea, where observations of the neutrino GW memory from CCSNe will enable time-triggered searches of supernova neutrinos at megaton (Mt) scale detectors. This combination of a deci-Hz GW detector and a Mt neutrino detector will allow the latter to surpass its current sensitivity limits to detect a nearly background-free sample of $\sim 3 - 30$ supernova neutrino events per Mt per decade of operation, from large distances ($\sim 10 - 100$ Mpc), which will open a new avenue to studying supernova neutrinos.

Primary authors

Mr Mainak Mukhopadhyay (Arizona State University) Dr Zidu Lin (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee Knoxville) Prof. Cecilia Lunardini (Arizona State University)

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