Alfred K. Mann
- Emeritus Professor
- Chairman, Executive Committee, Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society (1983)
- High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (1983)
- Member Board of Trustees, Universities Research Association Inc., (1979-84)
- Member Board of Trustees, Associated Inc., (1970-83)
- Member Physics Progress Evaluation Committee, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, ERDA (1975)
- Associate Director, Princeton Pennsylvania Accelerator (1966-67)
- National Science Foundation Senior Post-doctoral Fellow, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland (1962-63)
- Shared in Asahi Prize, Japan (1987)
- Rossi Prize of the American Astronomical Society (1984)
- Guggenheim Fellow (1981-82)
- Fulbright Fellow, Australian National University (1955-56)
- Fellow, Americal Physical Society
- Sigma Xi
- Phi Beta Kappa
Ph.D., University of Virginia (1947)
M.S., University of Virginia (1946)
B.A., University of Virginia (1942)
Experimental Particle Physics
Alfred K. Mann is an emeritus professor of physics whose present interests are in elementary particle physics and astrophysics. In particle physics, emphasis is on the properties of neutrinos, in particular their masses, and whether nature allows different neutrino flavors to mix, or rigorously maintains separate lepton number conservation. In astrophysics, his interests are in Supernovae and the Sun, and most recently in the energy generating mechanisms of the extraordinarily luminous objects Gamma-Ray Bursters and Active Galactic Nuclei as possible sources of the highest energy cosmic rays and UHE neutrinos. Recent papers are concerned in particular with how to search for such UHE neutrinos.
- "Observation of a Neutrino Burst from the Supernova SN 1987A," K.S. Hirata et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 1490 (1987).
- "Experimental Study of the Atmospheric Neutrino Flux, K.S. Hirata et al., Phys. Lett. B 205, 416 (1988).
- "Experimental Limit on the Flux of Relic Antineutrinos from Past Supernovae," K.S. Hirata et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 61, 385 (1988).
- "Observation in the Kamiokande-II Detector of the Neutrino Burst from the Supernova SN 1987A," K.S. Hirata et al., Phys. Rev. D. 38, 448 (1988).
- "Observation of Boron Eight Solar Neutrinos in the Kamiokande-II Detector," K.S. Hirata et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 16 (1989).
- "A Lunar-Based Detector to Search for Relic Supernovae Antineutrinos," A.K. Mann and W. Zhang in Proc. of the NASA Workshop on Physics and Astrophysics from a Lunar Base, Stanford, CA, 1989, Comments on Nuclear and Particle Physics XIX, 295, 1990. Also published under AIP Conference Proceedings 202. AIP, p 128.
- "Solar Neutrinos," R. Davis, Jr., A.K. Mann and L. Wolfenstein, Ann. Rev. Nucl. and Particle Science 39, 467 (1989).
- "Real-Time, Directional Measurement of Boron Eight Solar Neutrinos in the Kamiokande-II Detector," K.S. Hirata et al., Phys. Rev. D 44, 2241 (1991).
- "Neutrino Astronomy," R.J. Davis, Jr. and A.K. Mann in Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, Second Edition, Academic Press, 1992.
"Atmospheric Neutrino Data and Neutrino Oscillations," W. Frati et al., Phys. Rev. 48, 1140 (1993).
- "Atmospheric Muon-type Neutrino to Electron-type Neutrino Ratio in the Multi-GeV Energy Range," Y. Fukuda et al., Phys. Lett. B 335, 237 (1994).
- "Measurement of the Reaction Muon-type Neutrino Onto Carbon Twelve Near Threshold," M. Albert et al., (LSND Collab.) Phys. Rev. C 51, 1067 (1995).