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Nucl. Phys. At. Energy 2017, volume 18, issue 1, pages 5-12.
Section: Nuclear Physics.
Received: 7.05.2017; Accepted: 15.06.2017; Published online: 7.08.2017.
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Solar neutrino physics on the beginning of 2017

Francesco Vissani*

INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso and Gran Sasso Science Institute, L'Aquila, Italy

*Corresponding author. E-mail address:

Abstract: This writeup is a review of current hot topics on solar neutrinos. It is based on a talk at the conference Neutrinos: the quest for a new physics scale, held at the CERN on March 2017, where the Organizers entrusted me with a discussion of the provocative question whether solar neutrino physics is over. Rather than providing a straight (negative) answer, in view of an audience consisting mostly of colleagues working in theoretical particle physics, I deemed it more useful providing a description of what is the current activity of the physicists working in solar neutrinos, leaving the listener free of forming his/her own opinion apropos.

Keywords: solar neutrinos, neutrino oscillations, nuclear astrophysics, pp chain, CNO cycle.


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