Search for neutrinos from core-collapse supernova from the global network of detectors

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Abstract

The Supernova Early Warning System (SNEWS) is a cooperative effort between the world's neutrino detection experiments to spread the news that a star in our galaxy has just experienced a core-collapse event and is about to become a Type II Supernova. This project exploits the ∼hours time difference between neutrinos promptly escaping the nascent supernova and photons which originate when the shock wave breaks through the stellar photosphere, to give the world a chance to get ready to observe such an exciting event at the earliest possible time. A coincidence trigger between experiments is used to eliminate potential local false alarms, allowing a rapid, automated alert.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012078
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume203
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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