Theory Prospective on Neutrino Masses, Mixing and Leptonic CP Violation

Who: Serguey Petcov (SISSA/INFN, Trieste, Italy and Kavli IPMU, University of Tokyo, Japan)
When: Monday, September 29, 2014 at 14:15
Where: The CP³ meeting room

The compelling experimental evidences for oscillations of solar and atmospheric neutrinos imply the existence of 3-neutrino mixing in vacuum. The phenomenology of 3-neutrino mixing, of the Dirac and Majorana CP violation in the lepton sector, as well as the current data on the 3-neutrino mixing parameters will be briefly reviewed.
The open questions and the main goals of future research in the field of neutrino mixing and oscillations will be outlined. Current theoretical ideas about the origin of the
pattern of neutrino mixing emerging from the data as well as about the mechanism of neutrino mass generation, will be discussed. The problem of determination of the nature – Dirac or Majorana, of massive neutrinos will also be briefly reviewed.