What can we learn about neutrinoless double beta decay at the LHC ?

Particle Physics Theory seminar

What can we learn about neutrinoless double beta decay at the LHC ?

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 10th November 2010
  • Speaker: Steve Chun-Hay Kom (University of Cambridge)
  • Location: Lecture Theatre C,

Event details

If neutrinoless double beta decay (0vbb) is observed, it will be important to understand the underlying mechanism driving this process. I will give a brief overview of 0vbb, before discussing how for certain TeV scale lepton number violating (LNV) theories the LHC could act as a complementary probe of 0vbb. In many cases there are LNV couplings that can lead to collider final states indistinguishable from those related to 0vbb. I will discuss how charge asymmetry ratio could give us additional information to differentiate these couplings.

The Particle Physics Theory seminar is a weekly series of talks reflecting the diverse interests of the group. Topics include analytic and numerical calculations based on the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, theories exploring new physics, as well as more formal developments in gauge theories and gravity..

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