A core collapse in the Milky Way will produce an enormous burst of neutrinos in detectors world-wide. Such a burst has the potential to provide an early warning of a supernova's appearance. I will describe the nature of the signal, the sensitivity of current detectors, and SNEWS, the SuperNova Early Warning System, a network designed to alert astronomers as soon as possible after the detected neutrino signal.
- Pub Date:
- March 2008
- supernovae: general;
- 3 pages, appearing in refereed proceedings of "Hotwiring the Transient Universe 2007", eds. A. Allan, J. S. Bloom, R. Seaman, Astron. Nachr. vol. 329, March 2008