Physics potential of future supernova neutrino observations

Dighe, Amol
Description
We point out possible features of neutrino spectra from a future galactic core collapse supernova that will enhance our understanding of neutrino mixing as well as supernova astrophysics. We describe the neutrino flavor conversions inside the star, emphasizing the role of "collective effects" that has been appreciated and understood only very recently. These collective effects change the traditional predictions of flavor conversion substantially, and enable the identification of neutrino mixing scenarios through signatures like Earth matter effects.
Comment: 8 pages, uses jpconf.cls. Talk given at Neutrino 2008, Christchurch, NZ. Some entries in Table 2 have been corrected
Keywords
High Energy Physics - Phenomenology