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TIFR Scientists successfully model Neutrino Oscillations near Supernova Cores


Supernovae are spectacular explosions of super-massive stars, believed to be responsible for a variety of important phenomena ranging from the shaping of galaxies, the birth of neutron stars and black holes, to the creation of vital chemicals — the oxygen in our lungs, the calcium in our bones, and the iron in our blood. The observation of a nearby supernova in 1987 established Colgate and White's longstanding prediction that these stellar explosions are actually powered by neutrinos. However, a detailed understanding is still awaited, because of the enormous challenges in calculating the behavior of neutrinos inside a supernova.


TIFR Scientists successfully model Neutrino Oscillations near Supernova Cores