Dr. Sarira Sahu (UNAM) visit our group and give colloquium speech

Mar 27, 2009

“Neutrino oscillation in the Gamma-Ray Burst Fireball”

The central engine which powers the Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) fireball, produces neutrinos in the energy range of about 5-20 MeV. Fractions of these neutrinos may propagate through the fireball which is far away from the central engine. We have studied the propagation of these neutrinos through the fireball (with and with out the magnetic field) which is contaminated by baryons and have shown that, resonant conversion of neutrinos are possible for the oscillations of nu_e to nu_{mu,tau}, nu_e to nu_s and anti-nu_(mu,tou) to anti-nu_s if the neutrino mass square difference and mixing angle are in the atmospheric and/or LSND range.

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