Neutrino Oscillation & Hydrodynamics

I have recently been working on a project designed to couple the effects of neutrino oscillations into the hydrodynamic evolution of a 1D Core-Collapse Supernova. We have done this by combining the SQA neutrino oscillation code developed by Dr. Kneller with the 1D Supernova code Agile-BOLTZTRAN. This combined code now self-consistently applies the dynamic oscillation calculations to the neutrino transport giving us the ability to examine the effects of neutrino oscillation on the neutrino heating and shock evolution for the first time.

We have recently presented some of the preliminary results from this work at Supernova Neutrinos at the Crossroads at the ECT* in Trento, Italy and at MICRA2019 in Jena, Germany. We are currently working on finalizing these results for publication.