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Physics & Astronomy Colloquium
October 19, 2016 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Speaker: Prof. Bhupal Dev (Washington University, St. Louis)
Title: Neutrino portal to new physics
Abstract: Neutrinos have played a crucial role in our understanding of the Universe. In particular, the discovery of neutrino oscillations has provided a concrete evidence for the existence of some new physics beyond the Standard Model. However, given the lack of information on the exact nature of the underlying new physics, it is crucial to take a broader, coherent approach by exploring possible connections with other empirically-supported clues and by combining the strengths of various experiments in order to maximize our chances in the foreseeable future. To this end, we will discuss a synergistic study using the neutrino portal at three interrelated frontiers of fundamental physics: Energy, Intensity and Cosmic frontiers. The complementarity between various high and low-energy observables makes this study extremely useful, irrespective of the final outcome of the direct searches for new physics at the Large Hadron Collider.
The colloquia will be preceded by light refreshments in GL227 from 3:30 – 3:45p.m.