From MeV to TeV: Analysing neutrino oscillation data in the Standard Model Effective Field Theory framework

Sampsa Vihonen

(Sun Yat-sen University)

Zoom Online Seminar
Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 at 10:30 AM


Non-standard interactions of neutrinos are one of the most popular methods to probe physics beyond the Standard Model in neutrino oscillations. The Standard Model Effective Field Theory (SMEFT) offers a systematic and model-independent framework to study non-standard interactions in a context where the new physics originates from a very high energy.

In this talk, we describe the matching process where the effective field theory describing the low-energy neutrino oscillations and the high-energy SMEFT are connected while taking into account the renormalization group running at different scales. We discuss the applications of this method in a top-down approach using a simplified leptoquark model as an example. Finally, we examine the implications of the recent neutrino oscillation data in the long-baseline and reactor neutrino experiments to the Wilson coefficients and scale of dimension-6 SMEFT operators. We conclude the talk with a brief comment on the future prospects of the field.

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