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Neutrinos and light mediators

Grant number: 20/00174-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2020
Effective date (End): February 28, 2022
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Elementary Particle Physics and Fields
Principal researcher:Renata Zukanovich Funchal
Grantee:Ana Luisa Foguel da Silva
Home Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:19/04837-9 - Particle Physics Phenomenology, AP.TEM

Abstract

New interactions in the neutrino sector have been proposed in the literature for different reasons, phenomenological as well as driven by theoretical arguments. The various approaches to the problem include the use of the effective theory formalism, simplify models or even specific UV completed models. In this project we intend to study the phenomenological consequences of some of these models where the new interaction is mediated by a light vector boson. We will investigate the best current experimental limits to these models and point out the perspectives to improve them in the future. (AU)

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