The Supernova Early Warning System

  title={The Supernova Early Warning System},
  author={Alec Habig and Kate Scholberg},
  journal={Nature Reviews Physics},
A core collapse in the Milky Way will produce an enormous burst of neutrinos in detectors world-wide. Such a burst has the potential to provide an early warning of a supernova’s ap pearance. I will describe the nature of the signal, the sensi tivity of current detectors, and SNEWS, the SuperNova Early Warning System, a network designed to alert astronomers as soon as possible after the detected neutrino signal. 

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