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Confronting physics puzzles in the Mirror Twin Higgs models

Grant number: 17/02747-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2017
Effective date (End): August 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Elementary Particle Physics and Fields
Principal Investigator:Gustavo Alberto Burdman
Grantee:Chee Sheng Fong
Supervisor: Marcela Carena
Host Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), United States  

Abstract

In this research proposal, we will study the following physics puzzles in the context of Mirror Twin Higgs (MTH) models. First, we will study how family symmetry breaking at the weak scale accessible to Large Hadron Collider can explain the masses and mixing of observed fermions and also give rise to the required Z_2 breaking in the MTH. Secondly, we will study the generation of baryon asymmetry through leptogenesis and/or mirror leptogenesis in the MTH. We will study two possible scenarios: leptogenesis through decays with lepton number violating scale at M ~ 10^8 GeV and leptogenesis through oscillation with M ~ 1 GeV. In particular, the latter scenario has the benefit of being testable by low energy experiments. In the MTH, dark matter in the form of mirror baryon is stable due to dark baryon number and the connection to the baryon asymmetry in the SM is natural due to the mixing operator. Finally, in the MTH, the existence of light sterile neutrinos (mirror neutrinos) is natural. Due to the mixing operator, this can induce low scale leptonic unitarity violation which can be probed in neutrino oscillation experiments. (AU)

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Scientific publications (5)
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AGASHE, KAUSTUBH; DU, PEIZHI; EKHTERACHIAN, MAJID; FONG, CHEE SHENG; HONG, SUNGWOO; VECCHI, LUCA. Natural seesaw and leptogenesis from hybrid of high-scale type I and TeV-scale inverse. Journal of High Energy Physics, v. N/A, n. 4, p. 76-pg., . (17/02747-7)
AGASHE, KAUSTUBH; DU, PEIZHI; EKHTERACHIAN, MAJID; FONG, CHEE SHENG; HONG, SUNGWOO; VECCHI, LUCA. Hybrid seesaw leptogenesis and TeV singlets. Physics Letters B, v. 785, p. 489-497, . (17/02747-7, 12/10995-7)
AGASHE, KAUSTUBH; DU, PEIZHI; EKHTERACHIAN, MAJID; FONG, CHEE SHENG; HONG, SUNGWOO; VECCHI, LUCA. Natural seesaw and leptogenesis from hybrid of high-scale type I and TeV-scale inverse. Journal of High Energy Physics, n. 4, . (17/02747-7)
BERNAL, NICOLAS; FONG, CHEE SHENG. Hot leptogenesis from thermal Dark Matter. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, n. 10, . (17/02747-7, 12/10995-7)
BERNAL, NICOLAS; FONG, CHEE SHENG. Hot leptogenesis from thermal Dark Matter. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, v. N/A, n. 10, p. 33-pg., . (17/02747-7, 12/10995-7)

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