Supernova Neutrinos


Meng-Ru Wu


May 20, 2024




Room 7S1


Neutrinos are key players in core-collapse supernovae, which are the catastrophic explosions of massive stars. They are also important messengers to probe unknown physical properties related to the astrophysical events, the fundamental properties of neutrinos, and certain physics candidates beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. In this talk, I'll introduce the mechanism of neutrino emission from core-collapse supernovae, and discuss some lessons that we have learned from SN1987a as well as what we expect to learn from the next galactic supernova. I'll also talk about our recent efforts in understanding the elusive phenomenon of neutrino flavor oscillations in supernovae, which is a central missing piece of current theoretical modeling of supernova explosion.


Meng-Ru Wu is an Associate Research Fellow at Academia Sinica's Institute of Physics. Before joining AS, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark and the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany. In his research, Dr. Wu explores yet-unknown physics properties at the extreme, that cannot be determined in the laboratory, by utilizing astrophysical and cosmological observations.

By clicking “Accept”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to analyze and enhance site usage. View our for more information.