The Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei has published the video recording of the International Symposium “Solar Neutrino Physics at LNGS: Borexino and Gallex experiments”.
The event, jointly organized by the Accademia dei Lincei and the Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS) of INFN, retraced the salient moments of solar neutrino research at LNGS, historically represented by the two great experiments Gallex and Borexino. A research topic that has characterized the Laboratory’s activity since its establishment.
The study of solar neutrinos is a fruitful interdisciplinary research topic that had a tremendous impact on both neutrino and astroparticle physics. It led to some of the most significant recent breakthroughs in those fields and greatly improved our understanding of the nuclear reactions that power the Sun and the other stars.
The event has been opened by Giorgio Parisi for the “Accademia dei Lincei” and Antonio Zoccoli for the INFN and has seen the participation of Luciano Maiani, leading actor of the dawning of the LNGS and former President of INFN, Gianpaolo Bellini (Borexino) and Till Kirsten (Gallex), the two scientists which have founded and led the two experiments, Alexei Smirnov and Wick Haxton, two of the major reference theoretical physicists of the field. The event was closed by Lucia Votano, director of the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in the triennium 2009-2012.
- Neutrinos at Gran Sasso: the beginnings
Luciano Maiani (INFN and Univ. Roma La Sapienza, Accademia dei Lincei)
- The Gallex experiment
Till Kirsten (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg)
- The Borexino experiment
Gianpaolo Bellini (INFN and University of Milano)
- Impact of the Borexino and Gallex results on the interpretation of the solar neutrino data in term of neutrino flavor conversion
Alexei Smirnov (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg and ICTP Trieste)
- Astrophysical implications for the understanding of the Sun and the stars of the solar neutrino results from Borexino and Gallex
Wick Haxton (Department of Physics University of California, Berkeley)
- Closing remarks
Lucia Votano (INFN Frascati)
The video recording of the symposium (divided in two parts) was published in the video section of the Accademia dei Lincei web site, as well as on their page dedicated to the event. We have included it here too for convenience:
If you prefer, you can also watch the (unedited) recording of the live stream on YouTube: