Dr. Jessica Turner
Monday, March 9, 2020
In this talk I will discuss several aspects of beyond Standard Model physics and how they are related to neutrinos. I introduce a minimal flavor model which explains the structure of leptonic mixing and demonstrate how this can be tested using a synergy of experimental data from dedicated searches for lepton flavor change such as mu-to-e gamma and a reinterpretation of an 8 TeV ATLAS search for anomalous productions of multi-leptonic final states. I quantify the exclusionary power of each of these experiments and identify regions where the constraints from collider and MEG experimental data are complementary. In addition, I discuss a novel mechanism of baryogenesis, which is motivated by the breaking of an underlying flavor symmetry, and triggers phase transition. This causes the coupling of the Weinberg operator to become dynamical and generate a lepton asymmetry.