Aug 23 – 28, 2010
Bonn
Europe/Berlin timezone

Lepton flavor violation in SUSY left-right symmetric theories

Aug 24, 2010, 4:46 PM
15m
Wolfgang-Paul-HS (Bonn)

Wolfgang-Paul-HS

Bonn

Nussallee 12

Speaker

Mr Avelino Vicente (IFIC - CSIC/U. Valencia)

Description

The seesaw mechanism is the most popular explanation for the smallness of neutrino masses. However, its high scale makes impossible to test it directly and only indirect signals at low energies are reachable for collider experiments. One of these indirect links with the high scale is LFV, known to be correlated with neutrino oscillation parameters in some scenarios. In this talk I will discuss lepton flavor violating decays of sleptons in the context of a SUSY left-right symmetric model that naturally incorporates the seesaw mechanism. In addition to the link between LFV and neutrino mixing angles, this non-minimal embedding of the seesaw leads to observable LFV effects in the right-handed sleptons sector, contrary to minimal models where these are found to be totally negligible. Therefore, LFV observables can be used as a powerful tool to study physics right below the GUT scale.

Primary author

Mr Avelino Vicente (IFIC - CSIC/U. Valencia)

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