Borexino revealed for the first time the mechanisms powering the Sun and the other stars. In this article Prof. em. Gianpaolo Bellini describes the experiment and recollects its history and achievements (Il Nuovo Saggiatore Vol. 36, Anno 2020, No. 5-6, Pag. 82).
M. Wojcik, G. Zuzel and M. Misiaszek awarded Polish Ministerial Prize
Marcin Wojcik, Grzegorz Zuzel and Marcin Misiaszek received the Polish Minister of Education and Science Awards for Significant Achievements in Scientific Activity for their work on Borexino.
Improved Measurement of CNO Solar Neutrinos and Its Implications for the SSM
Improved Measurement of Solar Neutrinos from the Carbon-Nitrogen-Oxygen Cycle by Borexino and Its Implications for the Standard Solar Model Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 252701 (2022) – Published 12 December 2022 [DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.129.252701] This paper have been been highlighted. See Viewpoint: “Elemental
Frank Calaprice awarded the 2023 Hans A. Bethe prize
The American Physical Society has just announced Frank Calaprice as the recipient of the 2023 Hans A. Bethe prize : “For pioneering work on large-scale ultra-low-background detectors, specifically Borexino, measuring the complete spectroscopy of solar neutrinos, culminating in observation of
Independent determination of the Earth’s orbital parameters with solar neutrinos in Borexino
Independent determination of the Earth’s orbital parameters with solar neutrinos in Borexino Astroparticle Physics Volume 145, March 2023, 102778 ISSN 0927-6505 [doi: 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2022.102778] Data availability The datasets generated during the current study are freely available: see below (scroll down).
The Sun may have more carbon and nitrogen than previously thought
Latest Borexino CNO pre-print results(1) featured on Science News: “Neutrinos hint the sun has more carbon and nitrogen than previously thought Figuring out our star’s makeup is crucial for understanding the entire universe” By Ken Croswell JUNE 16, 2022 AT
Search for low-energy signals from Fast Radio Bursts with the Borexino detector
Search for low-energy signals from fast radio bursts with the Borexino detector Eur. Phys. J. C 82, 278 (2022). [doi: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-022-10197-0] Published 31 March 2022 Abstract The search for neutrino events in correlation with 42 most intense fast radio
New technique makes directional measurements of low-energy solar neutrinos
Physicsworld magazine dedicated an article to our recently published papers about directional measurement of Sub-MeV solar neutrinos with Borexino: Until now, physicists measuring the properties of solar neutrinos have had to make a compromise – either measure the particles’ energy with
Correlated and integrated directionality for sub-MeV solar neutrinos in Borexino
Correlated and integrated directionality for sub-MeV solar neutrinos in Borexino Phys. Rev. D 105, 052002 – Published 3 March 2022 [doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.105.052002] This paper have been been highlighted with a synopsis: “Solar-Neutrino Detection Gets a Boost” Abstract Liquid scintillator detectors play a
First Directional Measurement of Sub-MeV Solar Neutrinos with Borexino
First Directional Measurement of Sub-MeV Solar Neutrinos with Borexino Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 091803 – Published 3 March 2022 [doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.128.091803] This paper have been been highlighted with a synopsis: “Solar-Neutrino Detection Gets a Boost” Abstract We report the measurement of sub-MeV
How the Sun and the Stars shine
Thanks to its extraordinary radiopurity, Borexino observed the two main fusion reactions in stars and will soon weigh in on a controversy relating to the birth of the Sun that challenges the SSM (G.Bellini & A.Ianni on CERN Courier)
Geoneutrinos and geoscience: an intriguing joint-venture
Geoneutrinos: production, propagation, and detection. Experimental and technological features of Borexino and KamLAND.
Identification of the cosmogenic 11C background in large volumes of liquid scintillators with Borexino
Identification of the cosmogenic 11C background in large volumes of liquid scintillators with Borexino Eur. Phys. J. C 81, 1075 (2021). [doi: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-021-09799-x] Published 07 December 2021 (preprint on arXiv) Abstract Cosmogenic radio-nuclei are an important source of background for low-energy
Borexino General Meeting – Special Open Session
We are pleased to invite you to: Borexino General Meeting Special Open Session Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (INFN), Italy 2021, December 1st — 3:00 PM CET [ Poster, Agenda (PDF) ] On the occasion of the next Borexino collaboration meeting at
Borexino Results on Neutrinos from the Sun and Earth
Borexino Results on Neutrinos from the Sun and Earth S. Kumaran, L. Ludhova, Ö. Penek, G. Settanta Universe 2021, 7(7), 231 – Published: 6 July 2021 (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Italian Research Facilities for Fundamental Physics) doi: 10.3390/universe7070231
Borexino awarded the EPS 2021 Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize
The 2021 Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize for an outstanding contribution to Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology is awarded to the Borexino collaboration for the groundbreaking observation of solar neutrinos from the pp chain and CNO cycle that provided unique and
Video: “BOREXINO, anno 2020: una scoperta rivoluzionaria per l’astrofisica”
BOREXINO, anno 2020: una scoperta rivoluzionaria per l’astrofisica (italian language)
Science and Technology in very low energy neutrinos physics with Borexino
The study of very low energy neutrinos requires a suppression of the natural radioactivity. This is what Borexino succeeded to achieve.
Jason Xavier Prochaska Senior Thesis. Princeton University, 1993 Michael Clinton Johnson PhD Thesis. Princeton University, 1998 Cristiano Galbiati PhD Thesis. University of Milano, 1999 Aldo Ianni PhD Thesis (Italian language). University of L’Aquila, 1999 Laura Cadonati PhD Thesis. Princeton University, 2000
Borexino listed in 2020 Top Ten of Physics World
Borexino experiment is listed in the 2020 Top Ten of Physics World. It was “chosen for observing neutrinos from the carbon–nitrogen–oxygen (CNO) cycle in the Sun”.
Video: “Detection of a 2nd Type of Nuclear Fusion Inside the Sun”
Recent Borexino results, pp and CNO cycles explained for general public in this nice video by Anton Petrov: