Neutrinos

Dave Besson, Doug Cowen, Mats Selen, Christopher Wiebusch

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Abstract

Neutrinos represent a new 'window' to the Universe, spanning a large range of energy. We discuss the science of neutrino astrophysics and focus on two energy regimes. At 'lower' energies (≃1 MeV), studies of neutrinos born inside the sun, or produced in interactions of cosmic rays with the atmosphere, have allowed the first incontrovertible evidence that neutrinos have mass. At energies typically one thousand to one million times higher, sources further than the sun (both within the Milky Way and beyond) are expected to produce a flux of particles that can be detected only through neutrinos.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14201-14202
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume96
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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