International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics
15th Course: "Astrophysics at Ultra-High Energies"
20-27 June 2006
Ettore Majorana Centre
Erice, Sicily, Italy
Topic: Surveying models of UHE neutrino fluxes.
Lecturer: David Seckel
UHE neutrinos may arise in a variety of astrophysical and cosmological contexts. Neutrino production can be a result of hadronic processes of UHE nucleons, or it can accompany hadronic production as a consequence of some "exotic" process. Once produced, neutrinos are not absorbed, so neutrinos are a probe of the cosmological history of the source model. UHE neutrinos potentially provide a unique test of the standard model at center of mass energies above the weak scale.