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Solar Neutrino Detection with Borexino

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  • UserLaura Cadonati (University of Massachussetts / Cardiff)
  • ClockWednesday 21 May 2014, 14:30-15:30
  • HousePhysics West 117.

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Borexino is an ultra-low background experiment for the spectroscopy of low-energy neutrinos. Its primary physics goal is the real time detection of solar neutrinos with energies below 2 MeV, using 300 tons of liquid scintillator in an un-segmented detector at the underground Gran Sasso Laboratory, in Italy. The real time detection of low energy solar neutrinos can narrow down on the fundamental particle physics of neutrino flavor oscillations, and also probe the internal structure of the Sun. In this talk I will describe the detector and summarize the results obtained by Borexino in recent years, which offer a unique spectroscopic analysis of the solar neutrino flux within a single detector, probing matter at the most fundamental level and providing a powerful tool for directly observing the sun’s composition.

This talk is part of the Astrophysics Talks Series series.

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