Cosmic Neutrinos

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I recall the place of neutrinos in the electroweak theory and summarize what we know about neutrino mass and flavor change. I next review the essential characteristics expected for relic neutrinos and survey what we can say about the neutrino contribution to the dark matter of the Universe. Then I discuss the standard-model interactions of ultrahigh-energy neutrinos, paying attention to the consequences of neutrino oscillations, and illustrate a few topics of interest to neutrino observatories. I conclude with short comments on the remote possibility of detecting relic neutrinos through annihilations of ultrahigh-energy neutrinos at the Z resonance.

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Quigg, Chris February 1, 2008.

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I recall the place of neutrinos in the electroweak theory and summarize what we know about neutrino mass and flavor change. I next review the essential characteristics expected for relic neutrinos and survey what we can say about the neutrino contribution to the dark matter of the Universe. Then I discuss the standard-model interactions of ultrahigh-energy neutrinos, paying attention to the consequences of neutrino oscillations, and illustrate a few topics of interest to neutrino observatories. I conclude with short comments on the remote possibility of detecting relic neutrinos through annihilations of ultrahigh-energy neutrinos at the Z resonance.

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  • Lectures given at 35th SLAC Summer Institute on Particle Physics (SSI 2007): Dark matter: From the cosmos to the Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, 30 Jul - 10 Aug 2007

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-CONF-07-417-T
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 925921
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Quigg, Chris. Cosmic Neutrinos, article, February 1, 2008; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc897842/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.