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We propose a Pati-Salam extension of the standard model incorporating a flavor symmetry based on the $\Delta \left( 27\right)$ group. The theory realizes a realistic Froggatt-Nielsen picture of quark mixing and a predictive pattern of neutrino oscillations. We find that, for normal neutrino mass ordering, the atmospheric angle must lie in the higher octant, CP must be violated in oscillations, and there is a lower bound for the $0\nu\beta\beta$ decay rate. Read More

Assuming basic familiarity with neutrino physics, I give a telegraphic and panoramic view of the current status and the main open challenges in the field. I also illustrate how the mechanism responsible for neutrino mass generation may shed light upon some of the current puzzles in particle physics as well as cosmology Read More

We present a minimal $U(1)_{B_3-3L_\mu}$ gauge Standard Model extension that can easily account for the recent anomalies in $R(K)$ and $R(K^*)$ reported by LHCb. The model has only the standard charged fermions, with the third quark family and the muon transforming non-trivially. This leads to lepton non-universality and flavor changing neutral currents involving the second and third generation of quarks. Read More

We consider the possibility of gauge coupling unification within the simplest realizations of the $\mathrm{SU(3)_c \times SU(3)_L \times SU(3)_R \times U(1)_{X}}$ gauge theory. We present a first exploration of the renormalization group equations governing the "bottom-up" evolution of the gauge couplings in a generic model with free normalization for the generators. Interestingly, we find that for a $\mathrm{SU(3)_c \times SU(3)_L \times SU(3)_R \times U(1)_{X}}$ symmetry breaking scale $M_X$ as low as a few TeV one can achieve unification in the presence of leptonic octets. Read More

Taking into account the current global information on neutrino oscillation parameters we forecast the capabilities of future long baseline experiments such as DUNE and T2HK in settling the atmospheric octant puzzle. We find that a good measurement of the reactor angle $\theta_{13}$ plays a key role in fixing the octant of the atmospheric angle $\theta_{23}$ with such future accelerator neutrino studies. Read More

We investigate the impact of a fourth sterile neutrino at reactor and Spallation Neutron Source neutrino detectors. Specifically, we explore the discovery potential of the TEXONO and COHERENT experiments to sub-leading sterile neutrino effects through the measurement of the coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering event rate. Our dedicated $\chi^2$-sensitivity analysis employs realistic nuclear structure calculations adequate for high purity sub-keV threshold Germanium detectors. Read More

We perform realistic simulations of the current and future long baseline experiments such as T2K, NO$\nu$A, DUNE and T2HK in order to determine their ultimate potential in probing neutrino oscillation parameters. We quantify the potential of these experiments to underpin the octant of the atmospheric angle $\theta_{23}$ as well as the value and sign of the CP phase $\delta_{CP}$ Read More

2H-NbSe2 single crystals present intrinsic low pinning values. Therefore, they are ideal materials to explore fundamental properties of vortex lattice behavior. (V, I) characteristics are the experimental probes we have used to capture the dissipation mechanisms in a rectangular shape 2H-NbSe2 single crystal. Read More

When neutrino masses arise from the exchange of neutral heavy lepton messengers, such as in a large variety of seesaw schemes, the effective lepton mixing matrix $N$ describing neutrino propagation is non-unitary, hence neutrinos are not exactly orthonormal. New CP violation phases appear in $N$ that could be confused with the standard phase $\delta_{\text{CP}}$ characterizing the three neutrino paradigm. We study the potential of the long-baseline neutrino experiment DUNE in probing CP violation induced by the standard CP phase in the presence of non-unitarity. Read More

We consider the possibility that the dark matter particle is a scalar WIMP messenger associated to neutrino mass generation, made stable by the same symmetry responsible for the radiative origin of neutrino mass. We focus on some of the implications of this proposal as realized within the singlet-triplet scotogenic dark matter model.We identify consistent parameter sets consistent both with neutrino mass and the observed dark matter abundance. Read More

We present a non-supersymmetric scenario in which the R-parity symmetry $R_P = (-1)^{3(B-L)+2s}$ arises as a result of spontaneous gauge symmetry breaking, leading to a viable Dirac fermion WIMP dark matter candidate. Direct detection in nuclear recoil experiments probes dark matter masses around $2-5$ TeV for $M_{Z^{\prime}} \sim 3-4$ TeV consistent with searches at the LHC, while lepton flavor violation rates and flavor changing neutral currents in neutral meson systems lie within reach of upcoming experiments. Read More

We suggest a new left-right symmetric model implementing a low-scale seesaw mechanism in which quantum consistency requires three families of fermions. The symmetry breaking route to the Standard Model determines the profile of the "next" expected new physics, characterized either by the simplest left-right gauge symmetry or by the 3-3-1 scenario. The resulting $Z^\prime$ gauge bosons can be probed at the LHC and provide a production portal for the right-handed neutrinos. Read More

We propose a realistic theory based on the $\mathrm{SU(3)_c \otimes SU(3)_L \otimes SU(3)_R \otimes U(1)_{X}}$ gauge group which requires the number of families to match the number of colors. In the simplest realization neutrino masses arise from the canonical seesaw mechanism and their smallness correlates with the observed V-A nature of the weak force. Depending on the symmetry breaking path to the Standard Model one recovers either a left-right symmetric theory or one based on the $\mathrm{SU(3)_c \otimes SU(3)_L \otimes U(1)}$ symmetry as the "next" step towards new physics. Read More

Here we study the pattern of neutrino oscillations emerging from a previously proposed warped model construction incorporating $\Delta(27)$ flavor symmetry. In addition to a complete description of fermion masses, the model predicts the lepton mixing matrix in terms of two parameters. The good measurement of $\theta_{13}$ makes these two parameters nearly proportional, leading to an approximate one-parameter description of neutrino oscillations. Read More

Here we give a brief review on the current bounds on the general Majorana transition neutrino magnetic moments (TNMM) which cover also the conventional neutrino magnetic moments (NMM). Leptonic CP phases play a key role in constraining TNMMs. While the Borexino experiment is the most sensitive to the TNMM magnitudes, one needs complementary information from reactor and accelerator experiments in order to probe the complex CP phases. Read More

Within the context of vector mediators, is a new signal observed in flavor changing interactions, particularly in the neutral mesons systems $K^{0}-\bar{K}^{0}$, $D^{0}-\bar{D}^{0}$ and $B^0-\bar{B^0}$, consistent with dilepton resonance searches at the LHC? In the attempt to address this very simple question, we discuss the complementarity between flavor changing neutral current (FCNC) and dilepton resonance searches at the LHC run 2 at $13$TeV with $3.2\, {\rm fb^{-1}}$ of integrated luminosity, in the context of vector mediators at tree level. Vector mediators, are often studied in the flavor changing framework, specially in the light of the recent LHCb anomaly observed at the rare B decay. Read More

We consider the possibility of grand unification of the $\mathrm{ SU(3)_c \otimes SU(3)_L \otimes U(1)_X}$ model in an SU(6) gauge unification group. Two possibilities arise. Unlike other conventional grand unified theories, in SU(6) one can embed the $\mathrm{ SU(3)_c \otimes SU(3)_L \otimes U(1)_X}$ model as a subgroup such that different multiplets appear with different multiplicities. Read More

Taking into account recent theoretical and experimental inputs on reactor fluxes we reconsider the determination of the weak mixing angle from low energy experiments. We perform a global analysis to all available neutrino-electron scattering data from reactor antineutrino experiments, obtaining sin^2(theta_W) = 0.252 \pm 0. Read More

Superconducting films in contact with non-superconducting regular arrays can exhibit commensurability effects between the vortex lattice and the unit cell of the pinning array. These matching effects yield a slowdown of the vortex flow and the corresponding dissipation decrease. The superconducting samples are Nb films grown on Si substrates. Read More

In order to compare magnetic and non-magnetic pinning we have nanostructured two superconducting films with regular arrays of pinning centers: Cu (non-magnetic) dots in one case, and Py (magnetic) dots in the other. For low applied magnetic fields, when all the vortices are pinned in the artificial inclusions, magnetic dots prove to be better pinning centers, as has been generally accepted. Unexpectedly, when the magnetic field is increased and interstitial vortices appear, the results are very different: we show how the stray field generated by the magnetic dots can produce an effective reduction of the penetration length. Read More

We propose a "scotogenic" mechanism relating small neutrino mass and cosmological dark matter. Neutrinos are Dirac fermions with masses arising only in two--loop order through the sector responsible for dark matter. Two triality symmetries ensure both dark matter stability and strict lepton number conservation at higher orders. Read More

Here we propose a realistic $\mathrm{SU(3)_c \otimes SU(3)_L \otimes U(1)_X}$ electroweak gauge model with enlarged Higgs sector. The scheme allows for the natural implementation of a type II seesaw mechanism for Dirac neutrinos, while charged lepton and quark masses are reproduced in a natural way thanks to the presence of new scalars. The new $\mathrm{SU(3)_c \otimes SU(3)_L \otimes U(1)_X}$ energy scale characterizing neutrino mass generation could be accessible to the current LHC experiments. Read More

We propose a simple $\Delta (27) \otimes Z_4$ model where neutrinos are predicted to be Dirac fermions. The smallness of their masses follows from a type-I seesaw mechanism and the leptonic CP violating phase correlates with the pattern of $\Delta (27)$ flavor symmetry breaking. The scheme naturally harbors a WIMP dark matter candidate associated to the Dirac nature of neutrinos, in that the same $Z_4$ lepton number symmetry also ensures dark matter stability. Read More

We propose to relate dark matter stability to the possible Dirac nature of neutrinos. The idea is illustrated in a simple scheme where small Dirac neutrino masses arise from a type--I seesaw mechanism as a result of a $Z_4$ discrete lepton number symmetry. The latter implies the existence of a viable WIMP dark matter candidate, whose stability arises from the same symmetry which ensures the Diracness of neutrinos. Read More

We propose a simple model for Dirac neutrinos where the smallness of neutrino mass follows from a parameter $\kappa$ whose absence enhances the symmetry of the theory. The symmetry breaking is performed by a two-doublet Higgs sector supplemented by an extra gauge singlet scalar, realizing an accidental global $U(1)$ symmetry. Its spontaneous breaking at the few TeV scale leads to a physical Nambu-Goldstone boson - the $Diracon$, denoted $\mathcal{D}$ - which is restricted by astrophysics and induces invisible Higgs decays $h\to \mathcal{D} \mathcal {D}$. Read More

Non-unitary neutrino mixing implies an extra CP violating phase that can fake the leptonic Dirac CP phase $\delta_{CP}$ of the simplest three-neutrino mixing benchmark scheme. This would hinder the possibility of probing for CP violation in accelerator-type experiments. We take T2K and T2HK as examples to demonstrate the degeneracy between the "standard" (or "unitary") and "non-unitary" CP phases. Read More

If neutrinos get mass via the seesaw mechanism the mixing matrix describing neutrino oscillations can be effectively non-unitary. We show that in this case the neutrino appearance probabilities involve a new CP phase, phi, associated to non-unitarity. This leads to an ambiguity in extracting the "standard" three--neutrino phase delta_CP, which can survive even after neutrino and antineutrino channels are combined. Read More

We provide a classification of generalized CP symmetries preserved by the neutrino mass matrix according to the number of zero entries in the associated transformation matrix. We determine the corresponding constrained form of the lepton mixing matrix, characterized by correlations between the mixing angles and the CP violating phases. We compare with the corresponding restrictions from current neutrino oscillation global fits and show that, in some cases, the Dirac CP phase characterizing oscillations is highly constrained. Read More

The extended electroweak $\mathrm{SU(3)_c \otimes SU(3)_L \otimes U(1)_X}$ symmetry framework "explaining" the number of fermion families is revisited. While $331$-based schemes can not easily be unified within the conventional field theory sense, we show how to do it within an approach based on D-branes and (un)oriented open strings, on Calabi-Yau singularities. We show how the theory can be UV-completed in a quiver setup, free of gauge and string anomalies. Read More

The scotogenic scenario provides an attractive approach to both Dark Matter and neutrino mass generation, in which the same symmetry that stabilises Dark Matter also ensures the radiative seesaw origin of neutrino mass. However the simplest scenario may suffer from inconsistencies arising from the spontaneous breaking of the underlying $\mathbb{Z}_2$ symmetry. Here we show that the singlet-triplet extension of the simplest model naturally avoids this problem due to the presence of scalar triplets neutral under the $\mathbb{Z}_2$ which affect the evolution of the couplings in the scalar sector. Read More

A simple variant of a realistic flavour symmetry scheme for fermion masses and mixings provides a possible interpretation of the diphoton anomaly as an electroweak singlet "flavon". The existence of TeV scale vector-like T-quarks required to provide adequate values for CKM parameters can also naturally account for the diphoton anomaly. Correlations between $V_{ub}$ and $V_{cb}$ with the vector-like T-quark mass can be predicted. Read More

2016Feb
Authors: R. Adhikari, M. Agostini, N. Anh Ky, T. Araki, M. Archidiacono, M. Bahr, J. Baur, J. Behrens, F. Bezrukov, P. S. Bhupal Dev, D. Borah, A. Boyarsky, A. de Gouvea, C. A. de S. Pires, H. J. de Vega, A. G. Dias, P. Di Bari, Z. Djurcic, K. Dolde, H. Dorrer, M. Durero, O. Dragoun, M. Drewes, G. Drexlin, Ch. E. Düllmann, K. Eberhardt, S. Eliseev, C. Enss, N. W. Evans, A. Faessler, P. Filianin, V. Fischer, A. Fleischmann, J. A. Formaggio, J. Franse, F. M. Fraenkle, C. S. Frenk, G. Fuller, L. Gastaldo, A. Garzilli, C. Giunti, F. Glück, M. C. Goodman, M. C. Gonzalez-Garcia, D. Gorbunov, J. Hamann, V. Hannen, S. Hannestad, S. H. Hansen, C. Hassel, J. Heeck, F. Hofmann, T. Houdy, A. Huber, D. Iakubovskyi, A. Ianni, A. Ibarra, R. Jacobsson, T. Jeltema, J. Jochum, S. Kempf, T. Kieck, M. Korzeczek, V. Kornoukhov, T. Lachenmaier, M. Laine, P. Langacker, T. Lasserre, J. Lesgourgues, D. Lhuillier, Y. F. Li, W. Liao, A. W. Long, M. Maltoni, G. Mangano, N. E. Mavromatos, N. Menci, A. Merle, S. Mertens, A. Mirizzi, B. Monreal, A. Nozik, A. Neronov, V. Niro, Y. Novikov, L. Oberauer, E. Otten, N. Palanque-Delabrouille, M. Pallavicini, V. S. Pantuev, E. Papastergis, S. Parke, S. Pascoli, S. Pastor, A. Patwardhan, A. Pilaftsis, D. C. Radford, P. C. -O. Ranitzsch, O. Rest, D. J. Robinson, P. S. Rodrigues da Silva, O. Ruchayskiy, N. G. Sanchez, M. Sasaki, N. Saviano, A. Schneider, F. Schneider, T. Schwetz, S. Schönert, S. Scholl, F. Shankar, R. Shrock, N. Steinbrink, L. Strigari, F. Suekane, B. Suerfu, R. Takahashi, N. Thi Hong Van, I. Tkachev, M. Totzauer, Y. Tsai, C. G. Tully, K. Valerius, J. W. F. Valle, D. Venos, M. Viel, M. Vivier, M. Y. Wang, C. Weinheimer, K. Wendt, L. Winslow, J. Wolf, M. Wurm, Z. Xing, S. Zhou, K. Zuber

We present a comprehensive review of keV-scale sterile neutrino Dark Matter, collecting views and insights from all disciplines involved - cosmology, astrophysics, nuclear, and particle physics - in each case viewed from both theoretical and experimental/observational perspectives. After reviewing the role of active neutrinos in particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology, we focus on sterile neutrinos in the context of the Dark Matter puzzle. Here, we first review the physics motivation for sterile neutrino Dark Matter, based on challenges and tensions in purely cold Dark Matter scenarios. Read More

The historical discovery of neutrino oscillations using solar and atmospheric neutrinos, and subsequent accelerator and reactor studies, has brought neutrino physics to the precision era. We note that CP effects in oscillation phenomena could be difficult to extract in the presence of unitarity violation. As a result upcoming dedicated leptonic CP violation studies should take into account the non-unitarity of the lepton mixing matrix. Read More

So far we have not been able to establish that, as theoretically expected, neutrinos are their own anti-particles. Here we propose a dynamical way to account for the Dirac nature of neutrinos and the smallness of their mass in terms of a new variant of the seesaw paradigm in which the energy scale of neutrino mass generation could be accessible to the current LHC experiments. Read More

2016Jan
Authors: R. Acciarri, M. A. Acero, M. Adamowski, C. Adams, P. Adamson, S. Adhikari, Z. Ahmad, C. H. Albright, T. Alion, E. Amador, J. Anderson, K. Anderson, C. Andreopoulos, M. Andrews, R. Andrews, I. Anghel, J. d. Anjos, A. Ankowski, M. Antonello, A. ArandaFernandez, A. Ariga, T. Ariga, D. Aristizabal, E. Arrieta-Diaz, K. Aryal, J. Asaadi, D. Asner, M. S. Athar, M. Auger, A. Aurisano, V. Aushev, D. Autiero, M. Avila, J. J. Back, X. Bai, B. Baibussinov, M. Baird, A. B. Balantekin, B. Baller, P. Ballett, B. Bambah, M. Bansal, S. Bansal, G. J. Barker, W. A. Barletta, G. Barr, N. Barros, L. Bartoszek, A. Bashyal, M. Bass, F. Bay, J. Beacom, B. R. Behera, G. Bellettini, V. Bellini, O. Beltramello, P. A. Benetti, A. Bercellie, M. Bergevin, E. Berman, H. Berns, R. Bernstein, S. Bertolucci, B. Bhandari, V. Bhatnagar, B. Bhuyan, J. Bian, K. Biery, M. Bishai, T. Blackburn, A. Blake, F. d. M. Blaszczyk, E. Blaufuss, B. Bleakley, E. Blucher, V. Bocean, F. Boffelli, J. Boissevain, S. Bolognesi, T. Bolton, M. Bonesini, T. Boone, C. Booth, S. Bordoni, M. Borysova, B. Bourguille, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Brandt, J. Bremer, S. Brice, C. Bromberg, G. Brooijmans, G. Brown, R. Brown, G. Brunetti, X. Bu, N. Buchanan, H. Budd, B. Bugg, P. Calafiura, E. Calligarich, E. Calvo, L. Camilleri, M. Campanelli, C. Cantini, B. Carls, R. Carr, M. Cascella, C. Castromonte, E. CatanoMur, F. Cavanna, S. Centro, A. CerveraVillanueva, V. B. Chandratre, A. Chatterjee, S. Chattopadhyay, S. Chattopadhyay, L. Chaussard, S. Chembra, H. Chen, K. Chen, M. Chen, D. Cherdack, C. Chi, S. Childress, S. Choubey, B. C. Choudhary, G. Christodoulou, C. Christofferson, E. Church, D. Cianci, D. Cline, T. Coan, A. Cocco, J. Coelho, P. Cole, G. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, R. Corey, L. Corwin, J. Cranshaw, P. Crivelli, D. Cronin-Hennessy, A. Curioni, J. Cushing, D. L. Adams, D. Dale, S. R. Das, T. Davenne, G. S. Davies, J. Davies, J. Dawson, K. De, A. deGouvea, J. K. deJong, P. deJong, P. DeLurgio, M. Decowski, A. Delbart, C. Densham, R. Dharmapalan, N. Dhingra, S. DiLuise, M. Diamantopoulou, J. S. Diaz, G. DiazBautista, M. Diwan, Z. Djurcic, J. Dolph, G. Drake, D. Duchesneau, M. Duvernois, H. Duyang, D. A. Dwyer, S. Dye, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, R. Edgecock, D. Edmunds, S. Elliott, M. Elnimr, S. Emery, E. Endress, S. Eno, A. Ereditato, C. O. Escobar, J. Evans, A. Falcone, L. Falk, A. Farbin, C. Farnese, Y. Farzan, A. Fava, L. Favilli, J. Felde, J. Felix, S. Fernandes, L. Fields, A. Finch, M. Fitton, B. Fleming, T. Forest, J. Fowler, W. Fox, J. Fried, A. Friedland, S. Fuess, B. Fujikawa, A. Gago, H. Gallagher, S. Galymov, T. Gamble, R. Gandhi, D. Garcia-Gamez, S. Gardiner, G. Garvey, V. M. Gehman, A. Gendotti, G. d. Geronimo, C. Ghag, P. Ghoshal, D. Gibin, I. Gil-Botella, R. Gill, D. Girardelli, A. Giri, S. Glavin, D. Goeldi, S. Golapinni, M. Gold, R. A. Gomes, J. J. GomezCadenas, M. C. Goodman, D. Gorbunov, S. Goswami, N. Graf, N. Graf, M. Graham, E. Gramelini, R. Gran, C. Grant, N. Grant, V. Greco, H. Greenlee, L. Greenler, C. Greenley, M. Groh, S. Grullon, T. Grundy, K. Grzelak, E. Guardincerri, V. Guarino, E. Guarnaccia, G. P. Guedes, R. Guenette, A. Guglielmi, A. T. Habig, R. W. Hackenburg, A. Hackenburg, H. Hadavand, R. Haenni, A. Hahn, M. D. Haigh, T. Haines, T. Hamernik, T. Handler, S. Hans, D. Harris, J. Hartnell, T. Hasegawa, R. Hatcher, A. Hatzikoutelis, S. Hays, E. Hazen, M. Headley, A. Heavey, K. Heeger, J. Heise, K. Hennessy, J. Hewes, A. Higuera, T. Hill, A. Himmel, M. Hogan, P. Holanda, A. Holin, W. Honey, S. Horikawa, G. Horton-Smith, B. Howard, J. Howell, P. Hurh, J. Huston, J. Hylen, R. Imlay, J. Insler, G. Introzzi, D. Ioanisyan, A. Ioannisian, K. Iwamoto, A. Izmaylov, C. Jackson, D. E. Jaffe, C. James, E. James, F. Jediny, C. Jen, A. Jhingan, S. Jiménez, J. H. Jo, M. Johnson, R. Johnson, J. Johnstone, B. J. Jones, J. Joshi, H. Jostlein, C. K. Jung, T. Junk, A. Kaboth, R. Kadel, T. Kafka, L. Kalousis, Y. Kamyshkov, G. Karagiorgi, D. Karasavvas, Y. Karyotakis, A. Kaur, P. Kaur, B. Kayser, N. Kazaryan, E. Kearns, P. Keener, S. Kemboi, E. Kemp, S. H. Kettell, M. Khabibullin, M. Khandaker, A. Khotjantsev, B. Kirby, M. Kirby, J. Klein, T. Kobilarcik, S. Kohn, G. Koizumi, A. Kopylov, M. Kordosky, L. Kormos, U. Kose, V. A. Kostelecky, M. Kramer, I. Kreslo, R. Kriske, W. Kropp, Y. Kudenko, V. A. Kudryavtsev, S. Kulagin, A. Kumar, G. K. Kumar, J. Kumar, L. Kumar, T. Kutter, A. Laminack, K. Lande, C. Lane, K. Lang, F. Lanni, J. Learned, P. Lebrun, D. Lee, H. Lee, K. Lee, W. M. Lee, M. A. LeiguideOliveira, Q. Li, S. Li, S. Li, X. Li, Y. Li, Z. Li, J. Libo, C. S. Lin, S. Lin, J. Ling, J. Link, Z. Liptak, D. Lissauer, L. Littenberg, B. Littlejohn, Q. Liu, T. Liu, S. Lockwitz, N. Lockyer, T. Loew, M. Lokajicek, K. Long, M. D. L. Lopes, J. P. Lopez, J. Losecco, W. Louis, J. Lowery, M. Luethi, K. B. Luk, B. Lundberg, T. Lundin, X. Luo, T. Lux, J. Lykken, A. A. Machado, J. R. Macier, S. Magill, G. Mahler, K. Mahn, M. Malek, S. Malhotra, D. Malon, F. Mammoliti, S. Mancina, S. K. Mandal, S. Mandodi, S. L. Manly, A. Mann, A. Marchionni, W. Marciano, C. Mariani, J. Maricic, A. Marino, M. Marshak, C. Marshall, J. Marshall, J. Marteau, J. Martin-Albo, D. Martinez, S. Matsuno, J. Matthews, C. Mauger, K. Mavrokoridis, D. Mayilyan, E. Mazzucato, N. McCauley, E. McCluskey, N. McConkey, K. McDonald, K. S. McFarland, A. M. McGowan, C. McGrew, R. McKeown, D. McNulty, R. McTaggart, A. Mefodiev, M. Mehrian, P. Mehta, D. Mei, O. Mena, S. Menary, H. Mendez, A. Menegolli, G. Meng, Y. Meng, H. Merritt, D. Mertins, M. Messier, W. Metcalf, M. Mewes, H. Meyer, T. Miao, R. Milincic, W. Miller, G. Mills, O. Mineev, O. Miranda, C. S. Mishra, S. R. Mishra, B. Mitrica, D. Mladenov, I. Mocioiu, R. Mohanta, N. Mokhov, C. Montanari, D. Montanari, J. Moon, M. Mooney, C. Moore, J. Morfin, B. Morgan, C. Morris, W. Morse, Z. Moss, C. Mossey, C. A. Moura, J. Mousseau, L. Mualem, M. Muether, S. Mufson, S. Murphy, J. Musser, R. Musser, Y. Nakajima, D. Naples, J. Navarro, D. Navas, J. Nelson, M. Nessi, M. Newcomer, Y. Ng, R. Nichol, T. C. Nicholls, K. Nikolics, E. Niner, B. Norris, F. Noto, P. Novakova, P. Novella, J. Nowak, M. S. Nunes, H. O'Keeffe, R. Oldeman, R. Oliveira, T. Olson, Y. Onishchuk, J. Osta, T. Ovsjannikova, B. Page, S. Pakvasa, S. Pal, O. Palamara, A. Palazzo, J. Paley, C. Palomares, E. Pantic, V. Paolone, V. Papadimitriou, J. Park, S. Parke, Z. Parsa, S. Pascoli, R. Patterson, S. Patton, T. Patzak, B. Paulos, L. Paulucci, Z. Pavlovic, G. Pawloski, S. Peeters, E. Pennacchio, A. Perch, G. N. Perdue, L. Periale, J. D. Perkin, H. Pessard, G. Petrillo, R. Petti, A. Petukhov, F. Pietropaolo, R. Plunkett, S. Pordes, M. Potekhin, R. Potenza, B. Potukuchi, N. Poudyal, O. Prokofiev, N. Pruthi, P. Przewlocki, D. Pushka, X. Qian, J. L. Raaf, R. Raboanary, V. Radeka, A. Radovic, G. Raffelt, I. Rakhno, H. T. Rakotondramanana, L. Rakotondravohitra, Y. A. Ramachers, R. Rameika, J. Ramsey, A. Rappoldi, G. Raselli, P. Ratoff, B. Rebel, C. Regenfus, J. Reichenbacher, D. Reitzner, A. Remoto, A. Renshaw, S. Rescia, M. Richardson, K. Rielage, K. Riesselmann, M. Robinson, L. Rochester, O. B. Rodrigues, P. Rodrigues, B. Roe, M. Rosen, R. M. Roser, M. Ross-Lonergan, M. Rossella, A. Rubbia, C. Rubbia, R. Rucinski, C. RudolphvonRohr, B. Russell, D. Ruterbories, R. Saakyan, N. Sahu, P. Sala, N. Samios, F. Sanchez, M. Sanchez, B. Sands, S. Santana, R. Santorelli, G. Santucci, N. Saoulidou, A. Scaramelli, H. Schellman, P. Schlabach, R. Schmitt, D. Schmitz, J. Schneps, K. Scholberg, A. Schukraft, J. Schwehr, E. Segreto, S. Seibert, J. A. Sepulveda-Quiroz, F. Sergiampietri, L. Sexton-Kennedy, D. Sgalaberna, M. Shaevitz, J. Shahi, S. Shahsavarani, P. Shanahan, S. U. Shankar, R. Sharma, R. K. Sharma, T. Shaw, R. Shrock, I. Shyrma, N. Simos, G. Sinev, I. Singh, J. Singh, J. Singh, V. Singh, G. Sinnis, W. Sippach, D. Smargianaki, M. Smy, E. Snider, P. Snopok, J. Sobczyk, H. Sobel, M. Soderberg, N. Solomey, W. Sondheim, M. Sorel, A. Sousa, K. Soustruznik, J. Spitz, J. Spitz, N. J. Spooner, M. Stancari, I. Stancu, D. Stefan, H. M. Steiner, J. Stewart, J. Stock, S. Stoica, J. Stone, J. Strait, M. Strait, T. Strauss, S. Striganov, R. Sulej, G. Sullivan, Y. Sun, L. Suter, C. M. Sutera, R. Svoboda, B. Szczerbinska, A. Szelc, S. Söldner-Rembold, R. Talaga, M. Tamsett, S. Tariq, E. Tatar, R. Tayloe, C. Taylor, D. Taylor, K. Terao, M. Thiesse, J. Thomas, L. F. Thompson, M. Thomson, C. Thorn, M. Thorpe, X. Tian, D. Tiedt, S. C. Timm, A. Tonazzo, T. Tope, A. Topkar, F. R. Torres, M. Torti, M. Tortola, F. Tortorici, M. Toups, C. Touramanis, M. Tripathi, I. Tropin, Y. Tsai, K. V. Tsang, R. Tsenov, S. Tufanli, C. Tull, J. Turner, M. Tzanov, E. Tziaferi, Y. Uchida, J. Urheim, T. Usher, M. Vagins, P. Vahle, G. A. Valdiviesso, L. Valerio, Z. Vallari, J. Valle, R. VanBerg, R. VandeWater, P. VanGemmeren, F. Varanini, G. Varner, G. Vasseur, K. Vaziri, G. Velev, S. Ventura, A. Verdugo, T. Viant, T. V. Vieira, C. Vignoli, C. Vilela, B. Viren, T. Vrba, T. Wachala, D. Wahl, M. Wallbank, N. Walsh, B. Wang, H. Wang, L. Wang, T. Wang, T. K. Warburton, D. Warner, M. Wascko, D. Waters, T. B. Watson, A. Weber, M. Weber, W. Wei, A. Weinstein, D. Wells, D. Wenman, M. Wetstein, A. White, L. Whitehead, D. Whittington, M. Wilking, J. Willhite, P. Wilson, R. J. Wilson, L. Winslow, P. Wittich, S. Wojcicki, H. H. Wong, K. Wood, E. Worcester, M. Worcester, S. Wu, T. Xin, C. Yanagisawa, S. Yang, T. Yang, K. Yarritu, J. Ye, M. Yeh, N. Yershov, K. Yonehara, B. Yu, J. Yu, J. Zalesak, A. Zalewska, B. Zamorano, L. Zang, A. Zani, A. Zani, G. Zavala, G. Zeller, C. Zhang, C. Zhang, E. D. Zimmerman, M. Zito, R. Zwaska

This document presents the Conceptual Design Report (CDR) put forward by an international neutrino community to pursue the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment at the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF/DUNE), a groundbreaking science experiment for long-baseline neutrino oscillation studies and for neutrino astrophysics and nucleon decay searches. The DUNE far detector will be a very large modular liquid argon time-projection chamber (LArTPC) located deep underground, coupled to the LBNF multi-megawatt wide-band neutrino beam. DUNE will also have a high-resolution and high-precision near detector. Read More

2016Jan
Authors: R. Acciarri, M. A. Acero, M. Adamowski, C. Adams, P. Adamson, S. Adhikari, Z. Ahmad, C. H. Albright, T. Alion, E. Amador, J. Anderson, K. Anderson, C. Andreopoulos, M. Andrews, R. Andrews, I. Anghel, J. d. Anjos, A. Ankowski, M. Antonello, A. ArandaFernandez, A. Ariga, T. Ariga, D. Aristizabal, E. Arrieta-Diaz, K. Aryal, J. Asaadi, D. Asner, M. S. Athar, M. Auger, A. Aurisano, V. Aushev, D. Autiero, M. Avila, J. J. Back, X. Bai, B. Baibussinov, M. Baird, A. B. Balantekin, B. Baller, P. Ballett, B. Bambah, M. Bansal, S. Bansal, G. J. Barker, W. A. Barletta, G. Barr, N. Barros, L. Bartoszek, A. Bashyal, M. Bass, F. Bay, J. Beacom, B. R. Behera, G. Bellettini, V. Bellini, O. Beltramello, P. A. Benetti, A. Bercellie, M. Bergevin, E. Berman, H. Berns, R. Bernstein, S. Bertolucci, B. Bhandari, V. Bhatnagar, B. Bhuyan, J. Bian, K. Biery, M. Bishai, T. Blackburn, A. Blake, F. d. M. Blaszczyk, E. Blaufuss, B. Bleakley, E. Blucher, V. Bocean, F. Boffelli, J. Boissevain, S. Bolognesi, T. Bolton, M. Bonesini, T. Boone, C. Booth, S. Bordoni, M. Borysova, B. Bourguille, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Brandt, J. Bremer, S. Brice, C. Bromberg, G. Brooijmans, G. Brown, R. Brown, G. Brunetti, X. Bu, N. Buchanan, H. Budd, B. Bugg, P. Calafiura, E. Calligarich, E. Calvo, L. Camilleri, M. Campanelli, C. Cantini, B. Carls, R. Carr, M. Cascella, C. Castromonte, E. CatanoMur, F. Cavanna, S. Centro, A. CerveraVillanueva, V. B. Chandratre, A. Chatterjee, S. Chattopadhyay, S. Chattopadhyay, L. Chaussard, S. Chembra, H. Chen, K. Chen, M. Chen, D. Cherdack, C. Chi, S. Childress, S. Choubey, B. C. Choudhary, G. Christodoulou, C. Christofferson, E. Church, D. Cianci, D. Cline, T. Coan, A. Cocco, J. Coelho, P. Cole, G. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, R. Corey, L. Corwin, J. Cranshaw, P. Crivelli, D. Cronin-Hennessy, A. Curioni, J. Cushing, D. L. Adams, D. Dale, S. R. Das, T. Davenne, G. S. Davies, J. Davies, J. Dawson, K. De, A. deGouvea, J. K. deJong, P. deJong, P. DeLurgio, M. Decowski, A. Delbart, C. Densham, R. Dharmapalan, N. Dhingra, S. DiLuise, M. Diamantopoulou, J. S. Diaz, G. DiazBautista, M. Diwan, Z. Djurcic, J. Dolph, G. Drake, D. Duchesneau, M. Duvernois, H. Duyang, D. A. Dwyer, S. Dye, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, R. Edgecock, D. Edmunds, S. Elliott, M. Elnimr, S. Emery, E. Endress, S. Eno, A. Ereditato, C. O. Escobar, J. Evans, A. Falcone, L. Falk, A. Farbin, C. Farnese, Y. Farzan, A. Fava, L. Favilli, J. Felde, J. Felix, S. Fernandes, L. Fields, A. Finch, M. Fitton, B. Fleming, T. Forest, J. Fowler, W. Fox, J. Fried, A. Friedland, S. Fuess, B. Fujikawa, A. Gago, H. Gallagher, S. Galymov, T. Gamble, R. Gandhi, D. Garcia-Gamez, S. Gardiner, G. Garvey, V. M. Gehman, A. Gendotti, G. d. Geronimo, C. Ghag, P. Ghoshal, D. Gibin, I. Gil-Botella, R. Gill, D. Girardelli, A. Giri, S. Glavin, D. Goeldi, S. Golapinni, M. Gold, R. A. Gomes, J. J. GomezCadenas, M. C. Goodman, D. Gorbunov, S. Goswami, N. Graf, N. Graf, M. Graham, E. Gramelini, R. Gran, C. Grant, N. Grant, V. Greco, H. Greenlee, L. Greenler, C. Greenley, M. Groh, S. Grullon, T. Grundy, K. Grzelak, E. Guardincerri, V. Guarino, E. Guarnaccia, G. P. Guedes, R. Guenette, A. Guglielmi, A. T. Habig, R. W. Hackenburg, A. Hackenburg, H. Hadavand, R. Haenni, A. Hahn, M. D. Haigh, T. Haines, T. Hamernik, T. Handler, S. Hans, D. Harris, J. Hartnell, T. Hasegawa, R. Hatcher, A. Hatzikoutelis, S. Hays, E. Hazen, M. Headley, A. Heavey, K. Heeger, J. Heise, K. Hennessy, J. Hewes, A. Higuera, T. Hill, A. Himmel, M. Hogan, P. Holanda, A. Holin, W. Honey, S. Horikawa, G. Horton-Smith, B. Howard, J. Howell, P. Hurh, J. Huston, J. Hylen, R. Imlay, J. Insler, G. Introzzi, D. Ioanisyan, A. Ioannisian, K. Iwamoto, A. Izmaylov, C. Jackson, D. E. Jaffe, C. James, E. James, F. Jediny, C. Jen, A. Jhingan, S. Jiménez, J. H. Jo, M. Johnson, R. Johnson, J. Johnstone, B. J. Jones, J. Joshi, H. Jostlein, C. K. Jung, T. Junk, A. Kaboth, R. Kadel, T. Kafka, L. Kalousis, Y. Kamyshkov, G. Karagiorgi, D. Karasavvas, Y. Karyotakis, A. Kaur, P. Kaur, B. Kayser, N. Kazaryan, E. Kearns, P. Keener, S. Kemboi, E. Kemp, S. H. Kettell, M. Khabibullin, M. Khandaker, A. Khotjantsev, B. Kirby, M. Kirby, J. Klein, T. Kobilarcik, S. Kohn, G. Koizumi, A. Kopylov, M. Kordosky, L. Kormos, U. Kose, A. Kostelecky, M. Kramer, I. Kreslo, R. Kriske, W. Kropp, Y. Kudenko, V. A. Kudryavtsev, S. Kulagin, A. Kumar, G. Kumar, J. Kumar, L. Kumar, T. Kutter, A. Laminack, K. Lande, C. Lane, K. Lang, F. Lanni, J. Learned, P. Lebrun, D. Lee, H. Lee, K. Lee, W. M. Lee, M. A. LeiguideOliveira, Q. Li, S. Li, S. Li, X. Li, Y. Li, Z. Li, J. Libo, C. S. Lin, S. Lin, J. Ling, J. Link, Z. Liptak, D. Lissauer, L. Littenberg, B. Littlejohn, Q. Liu, T. Liu, S. Lockwitz, N. Lockyer, T. Loew, M. Lokajicek, K. Long, M. D. L. Lopes, J. P. Lopez, J. Losecco, W. Louis, J. Lowery, M. Luethi, K. Luk, B. Lundberg, T. Lundin, X. Luo, T. Lux, J. Lykken, A. A. Machado, J. R. Macier, S. Magill, G. Mahler, K. Mahn, M. Malek, S. Malhotra, D. Malon, F. Mammoliti, S. Mancina, S. K. Mandal, S. Mandodi, S. L. Manly, A. Mann, A. Marchionni, W. Marciano, C. Mariani, J. Maricic, A. Marino, M. Marshak, C. Marshall, J. Marshall, J. Marteau, J. Martin-Albo, D. Martinez, S. Matsuno, J. Matthews, C. Mauger, K. Mavrokoridis, D. Mayilyan, E. Mazzucato, N. McCauley, E. McCluskey, N. McConkey, K. McDonald, K. S. McFarland, A. M. McGowan, C. McGrew, R. McKeown, D. McNulty, R. McTaggart, A. Mefodiev, M. Mehrian, P. Mehta, D. Mei, O. Mena, S. Menary, H. Mendez, A. Menegolli, G. Meng, Y. Meng, H. Merritt, D. Mertins, M. Messier, W. Metcalf, M. Mewes, H. Meyer, T. Miao, R. Milincic, W. Miller, G. Mills, O. Mineev, O. Miranda, C. S. Mishra, S. R. Mishra, B. Mitrica, D. Mladenov, I. Mocioiu, R. Mohanta, N. Mokhov, C. Montanari, D. Montanari, J. Moon, M. Mooney, C. Moore, J. Morfin, B. Morgan, C. Morris, W. Morse, Z. Moss, C. Mossey, C. A. Moura, J. Mousseau, L. Mualem, M. Muether, S. Mufson, S. Murphy, J. Musser, R. Musser, Y. Nakajima, D. Naples, J. Navarro, D. Navas, J. Nelson, M. Nessi, M. Newcomer, Y. Ng, R. Nichol, T. C. Nicholls, K. Nikolics, E. Niner, B. Norris, F. Noto, P. Novakova, P. Novella, J. Nowak, M. S. Nunes, H. O'Keeffe, R. Oldeman, R. Oliveira, T. Olson, Y. Onishchuk, J. Osta, T. Ovsjannikova, B. Page, S. Pakvasa, S. Pal, O. Palamara, A. Palazzo, J. Paley, C. Palomares, E. Pantic, V. Paolone, V. Papadimitriou, J. Park, S. Parke, Z. Parsa, S. Pascoli, R. Patterson, S. Patton, T. Patzak, B. Paulos, L. Paulucci, Z. Pavlovic, G. Pawloski, S. Peeters, E. Pennacchio, A. Perch, G. N. Perdue, L. Periale, J. D. Perkin, H. Pessard, G. Petrillo, R. Petti, A. Petukhov, F. Pietropaolo, R. Plunkett, S. Pordes, M. Potekhin, R. Potenza, B. Potukuchi, N. Poudyal, O. Prokofiev, N. Pruthi, P. Przewlocki, D. Pushka, X. Qian, J. L. Raaf, R. Raboanary, V. Radeka, A. Radovic, G. Raffelt, I. Rakhno, H. T. Rakotondramanana, L. Rakotondravohitra, Y. A. Ramachers, R. Rameika, J. Ramsey, A. Rappoldi, G. Raselli, P. Ratoff, B. Rebel, C. Regenfus, J. Reichenbacher, D. Reitzner, A. Remoto, A. Renshaw, S. Rescia, M. Richardson, K. Rielage, K. Riesselmann, M. Robinson, L. Rochester, O. B. Rodrigues, P. Rodrigues, B. Roe, M. Rosen, R. M. Roser, M. Ross-Lonergan, M. Rossella, A. Rubbia, C. Rubbia, R. Rucinski, C. RudolphvonRohr, B. Russell, D. Ruterbories, R. Saakyan, N. Sahu, P. Sala, N. Samios, F. Sanchez, M. Sanchez, B. Sands, S. Santana, R. Santorelli, G. Santucci, N. Saoulidou, A. Scaramelli, H. Schellman, P. Schlabach, R. Schmitt, D. Schmitz, J. Schneps, K. Scholberg, A. Schukraft, J. Schwehr, E. Segreto, S. Seibert, J. A. Sepulveda-Quiroz, F. Sergiampietri, L. Sexton-Kennedy, D. Sgalaberna, M. Shaevitz, J. Shahi, S. Shahsavarani, P. Shanahan, S. U. Shankar, R. Sharma, R. K. Sharma, T. Shaw, R. Shrock, I. Shyrma, N. Simos, G. Sinev, I. Singh, J. Singh, J. Singh, V. Singh, G. Sinnis, W. Sippach, D. Smargianaki, M. Smy, E. Snider, P. Snopok, J. Sobczyk, H. Sobel, M. Soderberg, N. Solomey, W. Sondheim, M. Sorel, A. Sousa, K. Soustruznik, J. Spitz, N. J. Spooner, M. Stancari, I. Stancu, D. Stefan, H. M. Steiner, J. Stewart, J. Stock, S. Stoica, J. Stone, J. Strait, M. Strait, T. Strauss, S. Striganov, R. Sulej, G. Sullivan, Y. Sun, L. Suter, C. M. Sutera, R. Svoboda, B. Szczerbinska, A. Szelc, S. Söldner-Rembold, R. Talaga, M. Tamsett, S. Tariq, E. Tatar, R. Tayloe, C. Taylor, D. Taylor, K. Terao, M. Thiesse, J. Thomas, L. F. Thompson, M. Thomson, C. Thorn, M. Thorpe, X. Tian, D. Tiedt, S. C. Timm, A. Tonazzo, T. Tope, A. Topkar, F. R. Torres, M. Torti, M. Tortola, F. Tortorici, M. Toups, C. Touramanis, M. Tripathi, I. Tropin, Y. Tsai, K. V. Tsang, R. Tsenov, S. Tufanli, C. Tull, J. Turner, M. Tzanov, E. Tziaferi, Y. Uchida, J. Urheim, T. Usher, M. Vagins, P. Vahle, G. A. Valdiviesso, L. Valerio, Z. Vallari, J. Valle, R. VanBerg, R. VandeWater, P. VanGemmeren, F. Varanini, G. Varner, G. Vasseur, K. Vaziri, G. Velev, S. Ventura, A. Verdugo, T. Viant, T. V. Vieira, C. Vignoli, C. Vilela, B. Viren, T. Vrba, T. Wachala, D. Wahl, M. Wallbank, N. Walsh, B. Wang, H. Wang, L. Wang, T. Wang, T. K. Warburton, D. Warner, M. Wascko, D. Waters, T. B. Watson, A. Weber, M. Weber, W. Wei, A. Weinstein, D. Wells, D. Wenman, M. Wetstein, A. White, L. Whitehead, D. Whittington, M. Wilking, J. Willhite, P. Wilson, R. J. Wilson, L. Winslow, P. Wittich, S. Wojcicki, H. H. Wong, K. Wood, E. Worcester, M. Worcester, S. Wu, T. Xin, C. Yanagisawa, S. Yang, T. Yang, K. Yarritu, J. Ye, M. Yeh, N. Yershov, K. Yonehara, B. Yu, J. Yu, J. Zalesak, A. Zalewska, B. Zamorano, L. Zang, A. Zani, A. Zani, G. Zavala, G. Zeller, C. Zhang, C. Zhang, E. D. Zimmerman, M. Zito, R. Zwaska

A description of the proposed detector(s) for DUNE at LBNF Read More

2015Dec
Authors: DUNE Collaboration, R. Acciarri, M. A. Acero, M. Adamowski, C. Adams, P. Adamson, S. Adhikari, Z. Ahmad, C. H. Albright, T. Alion, E. Amador, J. Anderson, K. Anderson, C. Andreopoulos, M. Andrews, R. Andrews, I. Anghel, J. d. Anjos, A. Ankowski, M. Antonello, A. ArandaFernandez, A. Ariga, T. Ariga, D. Aristizabal, E. Arrieta-Diaz, K. Aryal, J. Asaadi, D. Asner, M. S. Athar, M. Auger, A. Aurisano, V. Aushev, D. Autiero, M. Avila, J. J. Back, X. Bai, B. Baibussinov, M. Baird, A. B. Balantekin, B. Baller, P. Ballett, B. Bambah, M. Bansal, S. Bansal, G. J. Barker, W. A. Barletta, G. Barr, N. Barros, L. Bartoszek, A. Bashyal, M. Bass, F. Bay, J. Beacom, B. R. Behera, G. Bellettini, V. Bellini, O. Beltramello, P. A. Benetti, A. Bercellie, M. Bergevin, E. Berman, H. Berns, R. Bernstein, S. Bertolucci, B. Bhandari, V. Bhatnagar, B. Bhuyan, J. Bian, K. Biery, M. Bishai, T. Blackburn, A. Blake, F. d. M. Blaszczyk, E. Blaufuss, B. Bleakley, E. Blucher, V. Bocean, F. Boffelli, J. Boissevain, S. Bolognesi, T. Bolton, M. Bonesini, T. Boone, C. Booth, S. Bordoni, M. Borysova, B. Bourguille, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Brandt, J. Bremer, S. Brice, C. Bromberg, G. Brooijmans, G. Brown, R. Brown, G. Brunetti, X. Bu, N. Buchanan, H. Budd, B. Bugg, P. Calafiura, E. Calligarich, E. Calvo, L. Camilleri, M. Campanelli, C. Cantini, B. Carls, R. Carr, M. Cascella, C. Castromonte, E. CatanoMur, F. Cavanna, S. Centro, A. CerveraVillanueva, V. B. Chandratre, A. Chatterjee, S. Chattopadhyay, S. Chattopadhyay, L. Chaussard, S. Chembra, H. Chen, K. Chen, M. Chen, D. Cherdack, C. Chi, S. Childress, S. Choubey, B. C. Choudhary, G. Christodoulou, C. Christofferson, E. Church, D. Cianci, D. Cline, T. Coan, A. Cocco, J. Coelho, P. Cole, G. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, R. Corey, L. Corwin, J. Cranshaw, P. Crivelli, D. Cronin-Hennessy, A. Curioni, J. Cushing, D. L. Adams, D. Dale, S. R. Das, T. Davenne, G. S. Davies, J. Davies, J. Dawson, K. De, A. deGouvea, J. K. deJong, P. deJong, P. DeLurgio, M. Decowski, A. Delbart, C. Densham, R. Dharmapalan, N. Dhingra, S. DiLuise, M. Diamantopoulou, J. S. Diaz, G. DiazBautista, M. Diwan, Z. Djurcic, J. Dolph, G. Drake, D. Duchesneau, M. Duvernois, H. Duyang, D. A. Dwyer, S. Dye, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, R. Edgecock, D. Edmunds, S. Elliott, M. Elnimr, S. Emery, E. Endress, S. Eno, A. Ereditato, C. O. Escobar, J. Evans, A. Falcone, L. Falk, A. Farbin, C. Farnese, Y. Farzan, A. Fava, L. Favilli, J. Felde, J. Felix, S. Fernandes, L. Fields, A. Finch, M. Fitton, B. Fleming, T. Forest, J. Fowler, W. Fox, J. Fried, A. Friedland, S. Fuess, B. Fujikawa, A. Gago, H. Gallagher, S. Galymov, T. Gamble, R. Gandhi, D. Garcia-Gamez, S. Gardiner, G. Garvey, V. M. Gehman, A. Gendotti, G. d. Geronimo, C. Ghag, P. Ghoshal, D. Gibin, I. Gil-Botella, R. Gill, D. Girardelli, A. Giri, S. Glavin, D. Goeldi, S. Golapinni, M. Gold, R. A. Gomes, J. J. GomezCadenas, M. C. Goodman, D. Gorbunov, S. Goswami, N. Graf, N. Graf, M. 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We propose a generalized $\mu-\tau$ reflection symmetry to constrain the lepton flavor mixing parameters. We obtain a new correlation between the atmospheric mixing angle $\theta_{23}$ and the "Dirac" CP violation phase $\delta_{\rm CP}$. Only in a specific limit our proposed CP transformation reduces to standard $\mu-\tau$ reflection, for which $\theta_{23}$ and $\delta_{CP}$ are both maximal. Read More

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Adding a scalar triplet to the Standard Model is one of the simplest ways of giving mass to neutrinos, providing at the same time a mechanism to stabilize the theory's vacuum. In this paper, we revisit these aspects of the type-II seesaw model pointing out that the bounded-from-below conditions for the scalar potential in use in the literature are not correct. We discuss some scenarios where the correction can be significant and sketch the typical scalar boson profile expected by consistency. Read More

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