The SuperNova Early Warning System

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Scholberg, K.
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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.
Comment: 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
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