Working Group Wurm

Prof. Dr. Michael Wurm

Nearly massless and taking part neither in electromagnetic nor strong interactions, neutrinos are almost impossible to detect. Nevertheless, they exhibit surprising properties once detected, most notably the mixing between mass and flavor eigenstates that gives rise to neutrino oscillations. Low-energy neutrino experiments have proven very successful in exploring the principles and parameters underlying the oscillation processes. Moreover, the same detectors are able to probe the interior of astrophysical neutrino sources, e.g. our Sun.

Latest Publications

BOREXINO collaboration (2017)
Seasonal Modulation of the Be-7 Solar Neutrino Rate in Borexino

BOREXINO collaboration (2017)
Borexino's search for low-energy neutrino and antineutrino signals correlated with gamma-ray bursts
Astropart. Phys. 86 (2017) 11-17, arXiv:1607.05649

BOREXINO collaboration (2015)
A test of electric charge conservation in Borexino
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115 (2015) 231802, arXiv:1509.01223

Research Areas

Sterile neutrinos in SOX
Solar neutrinos in Borexino
Mass hierarchy in JUNO
Liquid scintillator development