Workshop Overview

This workshop is the third in the series titled New Physics Opportunities at Neutrino Facilities (NPN). This year’s installment will focus on neutrinos from core-collapse supernovae. Neutrino signal from the next Galactic supernova will help us unravel the explosion mechanism, probe the properties of the nascent neutron star, study neutrino oscillations that occur at extreme conditions that cannot be reproduced in the laboratory, understand the origin of many heavy elements, and look for signs of physics beyond the Standard Model. Because of this remarkable physics potential, detection of supernova neutrinos is one of the core physics goals of the next-generation neutrino experiments, including DUNE, Super/Hyper-Kamiokande, and IceCube/DeepCore/PINGU. Our workshop will bring together theorists and experimentalists to explore the wealth of relevant physics. The meeting agenda will include models of the supernova explosion mechanisms, neutrino oscillation dynamics, well-motivated physics topics, possible detector improvements, supporting tools and measurements, necessary background studies, analysis strategies, and complementarity with multiple experiments. Atmospheric neutrinos and other astrophysical neutrinos will also be discussed.

This workshop is supported by the Office of Science of the US Department of Energy, Office of High-Energy Physics and by Stanford University


Expected Goals from the Workshop

A white paper summarizing the workshop discussion will be prepared.

Organization Committee

Mark Convery (SLAC)
Alex Friedland (SLAC)
Gianluca Petrillo (SLAC)
Grzegorz Madejski (SLAC)
Kate Scholberg (Duke University)
Tom Shutt (SLAC)
Hiro Tanaka (SLAC)
Kazu Terao (SLAC)
Yun-Tse Tsai (SLAC)

Steering Group of the NPN Workshop Series

Brian Batell (University of Pittburgh)
Andre Luiz De Gouvea (Northwestern University)
Jong-Chul Park (Chungnam National University, Korea)
Alexandre Sousa (University of Cincinnati)
Yun-Tse Tsai (SLAC)
Jaehoon Yu (University of Texas at Arlington)

Previous meetings of the NPN Workshop Series

Last year's meeting was organized by the Pittsburgh Particle Physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology Center (PITT PACC) at the University of Pittsburgh. It took place from February 10, 2022 till February 12, 2022 and was run virtually over Zoom. The agenda with talks is here

The first meeting of the series was hosted by the University of Texas, Arlington and held on Apr 12 – 13, 2019. The agenda with talks is here

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