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November 15, 2019 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Physics & Astronomy Department - Liberal Arts and Sciences S312 | Map
666 W. Hancock
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Prospective Students, Staff

Speaker: Prof. Bhupal Dev

Affiliation: Washington University in St. Louis

Abstract: In the Standard Model (SM), neutrinos can only interact via charged- and neutral-current weak processes. However, in beyond the SM scenarios for neutrino mass generation, the new mediators often induce non-standard interactions (NSI) of neutrinos with matter. Understanding these NSI effects is of great phenomenological interest, as they could probe the underlying neutrino mass mechanism, or at the very least,  serve as a foil for the three-neutrino oscillation scheme. We will discuss a framework that could give rise to potentially observable NSI of either vector or scalar type, and their detection prospects at current and future experiments. In particular, we will discuss a new probe of NSI using the ultra-high energy neutrinos at IceCube.

For more information about this event, please contact Bhubanjyoti Bhattacharya at 313 577 1409 or bhujyo@wayne.edu.