Tʹ Symmetry and the Neutrino Mixing Revolution

When: Monday, December 03, 2012 at 4:15 pm
Where: DA 218
Speaker: David Eby
Organization: University of North Carolina
Sponsor: High Energy Theory Seminar

Over the past decade, Neutrino experiments have continued to amaze the physics community. In the last 18 months alone, experiments from China to France to the Antarctic have uncovered several unexpected features of the lightest fermions. The theory community has reacted in a variety of ways, ranging from tacking extra masses to the Standard Model, to a modified integration of Supersymmetry.  The approach I will detail uses a finite group symmetry, commonly denoted T’, and flavor physics to suggest an explanation for the behavior of neutrinos thus far, and an expectation of what we’ll be seeing in the near future.