Solar neutrinos: from MeV to TeV

start date: 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 14:00 to 15:00

Place: 

salle 483A

Speaker: 

Gwenhaël de Wasseige

Home Institute: 

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

organized by: 

The observation of solar neutrinos in the late sixties represents an important milestone in (astro-) particle physics. According to theoretical predictions, the Sun may turn out to be an exceptional neutrino factory producing, in addition to the already observed MeV neutrinos from fusion, neutrinos up to TeV energies. I will review the different processes that might lead to a significant signal in neutrino observatories in  the near future. I will especially focus on neutrino production in the atmosphere of the Sun arising from solar flares or cosmic ray interactions with the solar atmosphere. 
I will conclude presenting the potential consequences for solar and particle physics.