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Neutrinos from tidal disruption events

Tidal disruption events are an excellent probe for supermassive black holes in distant inactive galaxies because they emit bright multi-wavelength flares that last several months to years. AT2019dsg represents the first potential association of neutrino emission with such an explosive event.

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Fig. 1: An illustration of the disk-outflow-jet system formed after the tidal disruption of a star, as in the case of AT2019dsg.


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