Physics PAN Seminar: Non-standard Neutrino Interactions
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Detroit, MI 48201
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.