E9 : Low energy astrophysics wirh KM3NET

Read the news of the project! 


  • Although multi-wavelength observations of core-collapse supernovae (CCSN) are now routinely performed, specific features of the gravitational collapse can only be diagnosed by neutrinos. The objective of this exploratory project is to bring together experts in CCSN physics and members of the KM3NeT collaboration to assess the capability of the KM3NeT neutrino telescopes (optimized for GeV-PeV neutrinos) to detect MeV neutrino signal from the next close-by CCSN. Using state-of-the-art numerical simulations and theoretical developments, we will explore the potential of the novel KM3NeT optical module design to efficiently suppress the background, and thus to detect features of the neutrino light curve related to hydrodynamical instabilities, neutron star equation of state, and neutrino properties.


    WP leader Alexis Coleiro APC Post-doc, IFIC / APC, associate researcher
    WP co-leader Thierry Foglizzo AIM IR, CEA
    WP member Antoine Kouchner APC PR, Univ. Paris Diderot
    WP member Bruno Pagani AIM PhD, ED127
    WP member Julien Aublin APC MCF, UPMC, associate researcher
    WP member Micaela Oertel LUTh CR, CNRS
    WP member Cristina Volpe APC DR, CNRS
    WP member Bruny Baret APC CR, CNRS
    WP member Marta Colomer-Molla APC PhD student, Univ. Paris Diderot / IFIC Valencia

  • Coming soon !


    • M. Colomer-Molla et al. on behalf of the KM3NeT collaboration, ICRC 2017 proceedings.