Probing Lepton Number Violation on Three Frontiers
- Event time: All day
- Event date: 22nd May 2013
- Speaker: Frank Deppisch (University College London)
- Location: Lecture Theatre A, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
Neutrinoless double beta decay is the best-known tool to probe not only for Majorana neutrino masses but for lepton number violating physics in general. Together with the strong experimental effort to observe this decay, the absolute mass of neutrinos is also probed via cosmological observations, and I will discuss what information can be gained from combining future searches. On the other hand, the LHC has a strong potential to probe lepton number violating physics at the TeV scale. I will highlight this potential for the case of Left-Right symmetrical models with right-handed neutrinos accessible at the LHC, and I will generally discuss possibilities to discriminate and test different mechanisms in complementary experiments.
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..