Date: Wednesday 7th March 2001
Title: Neutrino astrophysics programme at Boulby mine
Speaker: Dr. Vitaly Kudryavtsev (Sheffield)
Two new projects to detect neutrinos from galactic supernovae and the Sun have been proposed. Neutrinos from supernovae can provide important information about fundamental neutrino properties, such as neutrino mass and mixing, in the region of parameter space out of reach of existing accelerator and reactor experiments. The proposed OMNIS detector will be sensitive primarily to muon and tau neutrinos and will complement existing detectors of electron neutrinos and antineutrinos. SIREN is a project to measure the spectrum of neutrinos from the Sun with low threshold and in real time. This may help to discriminate between different oscillation scenarios proposed to explain the observed solar neutrino deficit.