Neutrino Physics Research Papers

2004 will see the publication in New Journal of Physics of a Focus Issue on the topic of Neutrino Physics. Its objective is to form an extensive, open-access resource that provides a collective representation of the latest research conducted in the field. The articles below represent the first contributions and further additions from leading groups within the astrophysical, experimental and theoretical neutrino communities will appear later in the year.

Searching for dark matter with neutrino telescopes

Dan Hooper and Joseph Silk

Solar models and solar neutrino oscillations

John N Bahcall and Carlos Peña-Garay

Supersymmetric origin of neutrino mass

M Hirsch and J W F Valle

The role of neutrinos, rotations and magnetic fields in collapse-driven supernovae

Shoichi Yamada, Kei Kotake and Tatsuya Yamasaki

Physics of the neutrino mass

R N Mohapatra

New plots and parameter degeneracies in neutrino oscillations

Osamu Yasuda

Non-Abelian discrete symmetries and neutrino masses: two examples

Ernest Ma

Some aspects of thermal leptogenesis

W Buchmüller, P Di Bari and M Plümacher

Models of neutrino masses and mixings

Guido Altarelli1 and Ferruccio Feruglio

Neutrinos in cosmology

Steen Hannestad

Neutrino masses, mixing, Majorana CP-violating phases and (β β) decay

S T Petcov

Sequential dominance

Stefan Antusch and S F King

Neutrino telescopes in the Mediterranean Sea

J Carr and G Hallewell

SNEWS: the SuperNova Early Warning System

Pietro Antonioli, Richard Tresch Fienberg, Fabrice Fleurot, Yoshiyuki Fukuda, Walter Fulgione, Alec Habig, Jaret Heise, Arthur B McDonald, Corrinne Mills, Toshio Namba, Leif J Robinson, Kate Scholberg, Michael Schwendener, Roger W Sinnott, Blake Stacey, Yoichiro Suzuki, Réda Tafirout, Carlo Vigorito, Brett Viren, Clarence Virtue and Antonino Zichichi

BBN for pedestrians

James P Kneller and Gary Steigman

Solar neutrinos

A B McDonald

Status of global fits to neutrino oscillations

Michele Maltoni, Thomas Schwetz, Mariam Tórtola and José W F Valle

Unity of CP and T violation in neutrino oscillations

Martin Blom and Hisakazu Minakata

Neutral currents and tests of three-neutrino unitarity in long-baseline experiments

V Barger, S Geer and K Whisnant

Evidence for the MSW effect

Gianluigi Fogli and Eligio Lisi

Extra-galactic sources of high-energy neutrinos

Eli Waxman

Reactor neutrino oscillation studies with KamLAND

K Inoue

The particle physics reach of high-energy neutrino astronomy

Tao Han and Dan Hooper

Relic neutrino background from cosmological supernovae

Shin'ichiro Ando and Katsuhiko Sato

Atmospheric neutrinos

Takaaki Kajita

Massive neutrinos and flavour violation

Antonio Masiero, Sudhir K Vempati and Oscar Vives

Next generation double-beta decay experiments: metrics for their evaluation

F T Avignone III, G S King III and Yu G Zdesenko

Neutrino mixing and nucleosynthesis in core-collapse supernovae

A B Balantekin and H Yüksel

Neutrino masses from cosmological probes

Øystein Elgarøy and Ofer Lahav

Leptonic CP violation and neutrino mass models

Gustavo C Branco and M N Rebelo

Neutrino detection with inclined air showers

Enrique Zas

Articles commissioned for this issue will cover:

Neutrinos and Supernovae:

  • Neutrino flux produced in a galactic collapse
  • Role of neutrinos in the explosion mechanism
  • SNEWS supernova watch network

Neutrinos and Cosmology:

  • A review
  • Nucleosynthesis
  • MAP data and galaxy-galaxy correlations
  • Indirect searches for dark matter

Neutrino Astronomy:

  • Review of the sources and the detection methods
  • AMANDA neutrinos and IceCube
  • Mediterranean detectors
  • Mediterranean kilometre-scale detector (NEMO)
  • Particle physics reach of neutrino `astronomy' such as the search for dark matter or extra dimensions
  • Horizontal air shower detection by Auger and some proposed dedicated experiments

  • Neutrino masses, flavours and CP violation
  • Double beta-decays and neutrino properties
  • Reactor neutrino oscillation studies with KamLAND

  • Solar neutrinos
  • Atmospheric neutrinos
  • Accelerator-based long baseline neutrino oscillation studies
  • Relic supernova neutrino observations

Neutrino Oscillations:

  • Overview of current status of oscillations/global fits
  • Evidence for the MSW effect
  • CP and T violation in neutrino oscillations
  • Three flavour effects in neutrino oscillations
  • Oscillation parameter degeneracies
  • The physics potential of future long baseline oscillation experiments
  • Future long baseline accelerator experiments

Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay:

  • The status of double beta decay
  • Experimental prospects for neutrinoless double beta decay
  • Theoretical interpretation of results

Neutrino Mass Models:

  • Overview of neutrino mass models
  • Phenomenological models of neutrino masses and mixing
  • SUSY GUTs and neutrinos
  • Symmetries and neutrino masses
  • Leptonic CP violation in neutrino mass models
  • Neutrino mass models and the baryon asymmetry
  • Neutrino masses and supersymmetry
  • The see-saw mechanism

Neutrino Astrophysics:

  • Supernovae and neutrinos
  • Theoretical implications for neutrino physics from supernovae
  • Sources of UHE neutrinos
  • High-energy neutrinos

Neutrinos and Cosmology:

  • Leptogenesis
  • Neutrino mass and cosmological structure formation
  • Neutrios and the early universe
  • Neutrinos and big bang nucleosynthesis

Other Topics:

  • Solar models and neutrinos
  • Nuclear cross-sections and matrix elements in neutrino physics
  • Geo-neutrinos

Francis Halzen, Wisconsin University, Madison, USA

Manfred Lindner, Technische Universität München, Germany

Atsuto Suzuki, Tohoku University, Japan

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