TY - JOUR

T1 - The mass of the electron neutrino

T2 - Monte Carlo studies of SN 1987A observations

AU - Spergel, David N.

AU - Bahcall, John N.

N1 - Funding Information:
Fig. 1 Goodness of fit as a function of mass Th~s figure shows the fraction of simulated data sets at each mass that has a larger KS measure than the real data The KS measure of the real data was averaged over a range of offsets between the first IMB event and the first Kamzokande event determined by Monte Carlo s~mulatzons The sohd hne is the KS measure for model I. The short dashed hne is the KS measure for model II The long dashed hne corresponds to model III and the dotted hne corresponds to model IV We would like to thank John Huchra for a useful discussion about the &stance to the LMC. DNS is supported by NSF grant PHY-8620266. We are grateful to an anonymous referee who suggested that we omtt entirely from th~s paper the &scussion of the special case m which the first IMB and Kamlokande II events are assumed simultaneous. This research was facilitated by the National Science Foundation, whose grant administrator preciently approved several new m~croVAXes for the IAS just in txme for one of them to be applied to the study of SN 1987A.

PY - 1988/1/14

Y1 - 1988/1/14

N2 - Monte Carlo simulations of a wide class of possible neutrino emission models are used to assign statistical significance to the limits set on the mass of the electron neutrino by observations of SN 1987A. Using the combined Kamiokande II and IMB data sets, we reject neutrino masses greater than 16 eV at the 5% significance level.

AB - Monte Carlo simulations of a wide class of possible neutrino emission models are used to assign statistical significance to the limits set on the mass of the electron neutrino by observations of SN 1987A. Using the combined Kamiokande II and IMB data sets, we reject neutrino masses greater than 16 eV at the 5% significance level.

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U2 - 10.1016/0370-2693(88)90790-3

DO - 10.1016/0370-2693(88)90790-3

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0001296379

SN - 0370-2693

VL - 200

SP - 366

EP - 372

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

IS - 3

ER -