Lepton flavour violation and new physics models

Who: Ana Teixeira (CNRS/IN2P3)
When: Monday, June 27, 2016 at 14:15
Where: The CP³ meeting room

Massive neutrinos and leptonic mixing have provided a unique gateway to many new phenomena, with an impact ranging from low-energy observables to colliders, as well as cosmology and astroparticle physics. If observed, charged lepton flavour violation (cLFV) is a clear sign of New Physics – beyond the Standard Mode (SM) minimally extended to accommodate neutrino oscillation data. We begin by a brief review of the experimental status of cLFV searches, both at low- and high-energies, and the prospects for the upcoming years. We then consider extensions of the SM which could potentially give rise to observable cLFV signals: following a model-independent discussion, we comment on the prospects of several New Physics models regarding cLFV, with a particular emphasis on low-energy seesaw mechanisms.