Neutrino Astrophysics

Name of applicant

Irene Tamborra


University of Copenhagen


DKK 4,497,596



Type of grant

Semper Ardens: Accelerate


Neutrinos are fascinating elementary particles heralding the dawn of the multi-messenger astronomy era. Neutrinos drive the yet mysterious engine of the most energetic events occurring in our sky, such as core-collapse supernovae, compact binary mergers, and gamma-ray bursts. This ambitious project will draw back the curtain on the role of neutrinos and their possible non-standard interactions in these environments. It will also shed light on the signatures of the yet to be understood physics ruling these astrophysical events detectable through neutrinos.


Understanding the physics of the most energetic and extreme objects populating our sky is essential as they could ultimately tell us about our own origin. This project will tackle some of the most fundamental questions on the physics behind astrophysical transients by employing innovative numerical and analytical techniques. We will also investigate the phenomenological implications of non-standard physics in the neutrino sector in these environments.


The project will entail interdisciplinary work at the interface of astrophysics, particle physics, and nuclear physics. We will create the most advanced analysis of the observable neutrino imprints due to the source physics and inspect signatures of non-standard physics.

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