Particle Physics, Astrophysics,

Neutrinos

Edited Book:

High Energy Neutrino Astrophysics (1992)

Proceedings of the workshop held in Hawaii in March, 1992. V. J. Stenger, J. G. Learned, S. Pakvasa, and X. Tata, eds. Published by World Scientific.

This volume contains definitive papers on high energy astrophysics by every expert in the field.

The Production of Very High Energy Photons and Neutrinos from Cosmic Proton Sources. Paper I published in The Astrophysical Journal, 284: 810-816 (1984).


Super-Kamiokande


On June 5, 1998 the Super-Kamiokande collaboration announced evidence for  neutrino mass.

Details and many other links can be found on the U.Hawaii Super-Kamiokande page.

To see my article on the media coverage of the announcement, published in Skeptical Briefs, go here.

The "smoking gun" is the zenith angle distribution of muon neutrinos, which differs from expectations by more than six standard deviations. Although I am a co-author on the discovery paper and other Super-Kamiokande publications, my personal role on this experiment was a small one.  However, I have worked on the problem of neutrino oscillations for many years. In particular, see my paper, linked below, presented at the 1980 Neutrino Mini-Mass Conference which may be the first place the idea of looking for neutrino oscillations in the zenith angle distribution of atmospheric neutrinos appeared in print. The reference is: Victor J. Stenger. “Neutrino Oscillations in DUMAND,” In Neutrino Mass: Mini-Conference and Workshop Transparencies, edited by V. Barger, and D. Cline, 174-78. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, 1980. This is a scanned version of ther paper.

How to detect neutrino oscillations with muons from atmopheric neutrinos

In the following conference paper I proposed a long-baselinent experiment in which neutrinos would be sent 6,482 km from Ferilab to Hawaii. Reference: "Neutrino Oscillations and DUMAND" in the Workshop on Long-Baseline Neutrino Oscillations, Fermi National Acceleratsor Laboratory, Batavia, Illionois, November 17-20, 1991, edited by Maury Goodman, pp. 317-330.

Proposed experiment



Photinos from Cosmic Sources. 1985 paper in Nature.


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