Virtual Meeting Only – Neutrino Seminar Series: CP Violation at LBN Experiments

  • Oct. 22, 2020, 1:00 pm

This week we are pleased to have Peter Denton from Brookhaven National Laboratory, who will talk about CP Violation at Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiments.
Please join us on Thursday October 22nd at 1 PM Central Time. Zoom connection details and instructions are below. For the smooth running of the seminar we would appreciate if you reviewed the guidelines. We note that the zoom meeting is now password protected and this password is given in the zoom details below.

Title: “CP Violation at Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiments”

The nature of CP violation in the lepton sector is one of the biggest open questions in particle physics. Long-baseline accelerator experiments have the opportunity to determine if CP is violated in the mass matrix. I will discuss some theoretical issues about how CP is parameterized and, in particular, that using $\delta$ is misleading. Then I will look at the most recent NOvA and T2K data which show a slight and very interesting tension. While this tension possibly indicates a flipping in the mass ordering, it is better fit by new physics such as NSI with an additional source of CP violation. The strength of this NSI can be easily estimated analytically and I will present a numerical analysis of the preferred regions which are generally consistent with other constraints.