High Energy Physics Journal Club

Speaker: Richard Ruiz, Durham

Title:  A New Era of Seesaw Phenomenology for a New Era of Colliders

Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2017, 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm  

Type: Seminar

Location: 4270 BPS Bldg.

The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is operating spectacularly and, for the first time, directly probing mass scales well above the electroweak scale. Thus far, LHC data tell us that new particles, in they are still accessible, must be very heavy and/or very weakly coupled. However, for a broad class of TeV-scale neutrino mass models, e.g., Left-Right Symmetry and Inverse Seesaw, these regions of parameter space correspond to collider signatures that are qualitatively and quantitatively different from those developed in pre-LHC times. We present several new Seesaw collider signatures for these parameter spaces and show the greatly expanded discovery potential at the 13 TeV LHC and hypothetical future 100 TeV very large hadron collider.