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Neutrinos in Physics and Astrophysics

  • Esteban Roulet
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 556)

Abstract

An elementary general overview of the neutrino physics and astrophysics is given. We start bya historical account of the development of our understanding of neutrinos and how theyhelp ed to unravel the structure of the Standard Model. We discuss whyit is so important to establish if neutrinos are massive and we introduce the main scenarios to provide them a mass. The present bounds and the positive indications in favor of non-zero neutrino masses are discussed as well as the major role they play in astrophysics and cosmology.

Keywords

Dark Matter Yukawa Coupling Neutrino Masse Neutrino Oscillation Beta Decay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Esteban Roulet
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de FísicaUniversidad Nacional de La Plata C67La PlataArgentina

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