Physics @ Berkeley
Events in Physics
Title: Solar Neutrinos: Old Questions About Hydrogen-Burning Stars    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 01/28/2008
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 1 LeConte
Speaker: Wick Haxton
Affiliation: University of Washington
Details:

I will describe progress made in solar neutrino physics over the past three decades, including the new opportunities to use neutrinos to probe physics beyond the standard model.   But is the astrophysics end of this story the question of whether we understand the internal workings of the sun finished?  I will argue the answer is perhaps no, pointing to the CNO neutrinos as one interesting possibility for probing primordial conditions relevant to the general theory of main-sequence stellar evolution.