Search for the Neutrino Mass and Low Energy Neutrino Astronomy

Abstract

The history of neutrinos is strongly coupled with the understanding of weak interactions, which in turn rules energy production in stars. Thus there is a important interplay of nuclear-, particle and astrophysics to explain stellar energy production and to disentangle neutrino properties. In addition to terrestrial searches for neutrino masses the article focuses on the discovery and solution of solar neutrinos, a mystery for decades in the field of particle astrophysics. Furthermore, the first detection of supernova neutrinos is described. A discussion of open issues and an outlook into future activities is given.

Keywords

Neutrino Oscillation Beta Decay Solar Neutrino Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Liquid Scintillation Detector 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

I would like to thank B. Cleveland for valuable information and for providing the SN1987A note of the Homestake experiment not published in this form before.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inst. for Nuclear and Particle PhysicsDresdenGermany

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