University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Friday, November 22nd 2019
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Matheus Hostert
Subject: Have we seen new physics in short-baseline neutrino experiments?

Heavy neutral leptons are a well motivated extension of the Standard Model and offer a generic portal to hidden sectors. In this talk, I will discuss the latest ideas in the search for heavy neutrinos with potential exotic partners (e.g., hidden vector or scalars). These non-minimal scenarios have been proposed to explain longstanding experimental anomalies, such as the LSND and MiniBooNE results, and have a rich phenomenology at short baselines. I will show that many of these models are in fact ruled out by current data, and highlight new ways to test the remaining allowed cases with near-future experiments such as MicroBooNE.

The weekly calendar is also available via subscription to the physics-announce mailing list, and by RSS feed.