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S. F. King
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Southampton University
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Publications Authored By S. F. King

We propose and analyse a new class of Littlest Seesaw models, with two right-handed neutrinos in their diagonal mass basis, based on preserving the first column of the Golden Ratio mixing matrix. We perform an exhaustive analysis of all possible remnant symmetries of the group $A_5$ which can be used to enforce various vacuum alignments for the flavon controlling solar mixing, for two simple cases of the atmospheric flavon vacuum alignment. The solar and atmospheric flavon vacuum alignments are enforced by {\em different} remnant symmetries. Read More

We propose a natural $ S_4 \times SO(10) $ supersymmetric grand unified theory of flavour with an auxiliary $\mathbb{Z}_4^2 \times \mathbb{Z}_4^R$ symmetry, based on small Higgs representations (nothing larger than an adjoint) and hence a type-I seesaw mechanism. The Yukawa structure of all fermions is determined by the hierarchical vacuum expectation values of three $ S_4 $ triplet flavons, with CSD3 vacuum alignments, where up-type quarks and neutrinos couple to one Higgs $\mathbf{10}$, and the down-type quarks and charged leptons couple to a second Higgs $\mathbf{10}$. The Yukawa matrices are obtained from sums of low-rank matrices, where each matrix in the sum naturally accounts for the mass of a particular family, as in sequential dominance in the neutrino sector, which predicts a normal neutrino mass hierarchy. Read More

2017Apr
Authors: T2K Collaboration, K. Abe, J. Amey, C. Andreopoulos, M. Antonova, S. Aoki, A. Ariga, Y. Ashida, S. Assylbekov, D. Autiero, S. Ban, M. Barbi, G. J. Barker, G. Barr, C. Barry, P. Bartet-Friburg, M. Batkiewicz, V. Berardi, S. Berkman, S. Bhadra, S. Bienstock, A. Blondel, S. Bolognesi, S. Bordoni, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Bravar, C. Bronner, M. Buizza Avanzini, R. G. Calland, T. Campbell, S. Cao, S. L. Cartwright, R. Castillo, M. G. Catanesi, A. Cervera, A. Chappell, C. Checchia, D. Cherdack, N. Chikuma, G. Christodoulou, A. Clifton, J. Coleman, G. Collazuol, D. Coplowe, L. Cremonesi, A. Cudd, A. Dabrowska, G. De Rosa, T. Dealtry, P. F. Denner, S. R. Dennis, C. Densham, D. Dewhurst, F. Di Lodovico, S. Di Luise, S. Dolan, O. Drapier, K. E. Duffy, J. Dumarchez, M. Dunkman, P. Dunne, M. Dziewiecki, S. Emery-Schrenk, A. Ereditato, T. Feusels, A. J. Finch, G. A. Fiorentini, M. Friend, Y. Fujii, D. Fukuda, Y. Fukuda, A. P. Furmanski, V. Galymov, A. Garcia, S. G. Giffin, C. Giganti, K. Gilje, F. Gizzarelli, T. Golan, M. Gonin, N. Grant, D. R. Hadley, L. Haegel, J. T. Haigh, P. Hamilton, D. Hansen, J. Harada, T. Hara, M. Hartz, T. Hasegawa, N. C. Hastings, T. Hayashino, Y. Hayato, R. L. Helmer, M. Hierholzer, A. Hillairet, A. Himmel, T. Hiraki, A. Hiramoto, S. Hirota, M. Hogan, J. Holeczek, F. Hosomi, K. Huang, A. K. Ichikawa, K. Ieki, M. Ikeda, J. Imber, J. Insler, R. A. Intonti, T. J. Irvine, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, E. Iwai, K. Iwamoto, A. Izmaylov, A. Jacob, B. Jamieson, M. Jiang, S. Johnson, J. H. Jo, P. Jonsson, C. K. Jung, M. Kabirnezhad, A. C. Kaboth, T. Kajita, H. Kakuno, J. Kameda, D. Karlen, I. Karpikov, T. Katori, E. Kearns, M. Khabibullin, A. Khotjantsev, D. Kielczewska, T. Kikawa, H. Kim, J. Kim, S. King, J. Kisiel, A. Knight, A. Knox, T. Kobayashi, L. Koch, T. Koga, P. P. Koller, A. Konaka, K. Kondo, A. Kopylov, L. L. Kormos, A. Korzenev, Y. Koshio, K. Kowalik, W. Kropp, Y. Kudenko, R. Kurjata, T. Kutter, J. Lagoda, I. Lamont, M. Lamoureux, E. Larkin, P. Lasorak, M. Laveder, M. Lawe, M. Lazos, M. Licciardi, T. Lindner, Z. J. Liptak, R. P. Litchfield, X. Li, A. Longhin, J. P. Lopez, T. Lou, L. Ludovici, X. Lu, L. Magaletti, K. Mahn, M. Malek, S. Manly, L. Maret, A. D. Marino, J. Marteau, J. F. Martin, P. Martins, S. Martynenko, T. Maruyama, V. Matveev, K. Mavrokoridis, W. Y. Ma, E. Mazzucato, M. McCarthy, N. McCauley, K. S. McFarland, C. McGrew, A. Mefodiev, C. Metelko, M. Mezzetto, P. Mijakowski, A. Minamino, O. Mineev, S. Mine, A. Missert, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, J. Morrison, Th. A. Mueller, S. Murphy, J. Myslik, T. Nakadaira, M. Nakahata, K. G. Nakamura, K. Nakamura, K. D. Nakamura, Y. Nakanishi, S. Nakayama, T. Nakaya, K. Nakayoshi, C. Nantais, C. Nielsen, M. Nirkko, K. Nishikawa, Y. Nishimura, P. Novella, J. Nowak, H. M. O'Keeffe, R. Ohta, K. Okumura, T. Okusawa, W. Oryszczak, S. M. Oser, T. Ovsyannikova, R. A. Owen, Y. Oyama, V. Palladino, J. L. Palomino, V. Paolone, N. D. Patel, P. Paudyal, M. Pavin, D. Payne, J. D. Perkin, Y. Petrov, L. Pickard, L. Pickering, E. S. Pinzon Guerra, C. Pistillo, B. Popov, M. Posiadala-Zezula, J. -M. Poutissou, R. Poutissou, A. Pritchard, P. Przewlocki, B. Quilain, T. Radermacher, E. Radicioni, P. N. Ratoff, M. Ravonel, M. A. Rayner, A. Redij, E. Reinherz-Aronis, C. Riccio, P. Rojas, E. Rondio, B. Rossi, S. Roth, A. Rubbia, A. C. Ruggeri, A. Rychter, R. Sacco, K. Sakashita, F. Sánchez, F. Sato, E. Scantamburlo, K. Scholberg, J. Schwehr, M. Scott, Y. Seiya, T. Sekiguchi, H. Sekiya, D. Sgalaberna, R. Shah, A. Shaikhiev, F. Shaker, D. Shaw, M. Shiozawa, T. Shirahige, S. Short, M. Smy, J. T. Sobczyk, H. Sobel, M. Sorel, L. Southwell, P. Stamoulis, J. Steinmann, T. Stewart, P. Stowell, Y. Suda, S. Suvorov, A. Suzuki, K. Suzuki, S. Y. Suzuki, Y. Suzuki, R. Tacik, M. Tada, S. Takahashi, A. Takeda, Y. Takeuchi, R. Tamura, H. K. Tanaka, H. A. Tanaka, D. Terhorst, R. Terri, T. Thakore, L. F. Thompson, S. Tobayama, W. Toki, T. Tomura, C. Touramanis, T. Tsukamoto, M. Tzanov, Y. Uchida, A. Vacheret, M. Vagins, Z. Vallari, G. Vasseur, C. Vilela, T. Vladisavljevic, T. Wachala, K. Wakamatsu, C. W. Walter, D. Wark, W. Warzycha, M. O. Wascko, A. Weber, R. Wendell, R. J. Wilkes, M. J. Wilking, C. Wilkinson, J. R. Wilson, R. J. Wilson, C. Wret, Y. Yamada, K. Yamamoto, M. Yamamoto, C. Yanagisawa, T. Yano, S. Yen, N. Yershov, M. Yokoyama, J. Yoo, K. Yoshida, T. Yuan, M. Yu, A. Zalewska, J. Zalipska, L. Zambelli, K. Zaremba, M. Ziembicki, E. D. Zimmerman, M. Zito, J. Żmuda

The single $\pi^0$ production rate in neutral current neutrino interactions on water in a neutrino beam with a peak neutrino energy of 0.6 GeV has been measured using the P{\O}D, one of the subdetectors of the T2K near detector. The production rate was measured for data taking periods when the P{\O}D contained water ($2. Read More

2017Apr
Authors: K. Abe, J. Amey, C. Andreopoulos, M. Antonova, S. Aoki, A. Ariga, Y. Ashida, D. Autiero, S. Ban, M. Barbi, G. J. Barker, G. Barr, C. Barry, P. Bartet-Friburg, M. Batkiewicz, V. Berardi, S. Berkman, S. Bhadra, S. Bienstock, A. Blondel, S. Bolognesi, S. Bordoni, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Bravar, C. Bronner, M. Buizza Avanzini, R. G. Calland, T. Campbell, S. Cao, S. L. Cartwright, M. G. Catanesi, A. Cervera, A. Chappell, C. Checchia, D. Cherdack, N. Chikuma, G. Christodoulou, A. Clifton, J. Coleman, G. Collazuol, D. Coplowe, A. Cudd, A. Dabrowska, G. De Rosa, T. Dealtry, P. F. Denner, S. R. Dennis, C. Densham, D. Dewhurst, F. Di Lodovico, S. Dolan, O. Drapier, K. E. Duffy, J. Dumarchez, P. Dunne, M. Dziewiecki, S. Emery-Schrenk, A. Ereditato, T. Feusels, A. J. Finch, G. A. Fiorentini, M. Friend, Y. Fujii, D. Fukuda, Y. Fukuda, V. Galymov, A. Garcia, C. Giganti, F. Gizzarelli, T. Golan, M. Gonin, D. R. Hadley, L. Haegel, J. T. Haigh, D. Hansen, J. Harada, M. Hartz, T. Hasegawa, N. C. Hastings, T. Hayashino, Y. Hayato, R. L. Helmer, A. Hillairet, T. Hiraki, A. Hiramoto, S. Hirota, M. Hogan, J. Holeczek, F. Hosomi, K. Huang, A. K. Ichikawa, M. Ikeda, J. Imber, J. Insler, R. A. Intonti, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, E. Iwai, K. Iwamoto, A. Izmaylov, B. Jamieson, M. Jiang, S. Johnson, P. Jonsson, C. K. Jung, M. Kabirnezhad, A. C. Kaboth, T. Kajita, H. Kakuno, J. Kameda, D. Karlen, T. Katori, E. Kearns, M. Khabibullin, A. Khotjantsev, H. Kim, J. Kim, S. King, J. Kisiel, A. Knight, A. Knox, T. Kobayashi, L. Koch, T. Koga, P. P. Koller, A. Konaka, L. L. Kormos, A. Korzenev, Y. Koshio, K. Kowalik, W. Kropp, Y. Kudenko, R. Kurjata, T. Kutter, J. Lagoda, I. Lamont, M. Lamoureux, E. Larkin, P. Lasorak, M. Laveder, M. Lawe, M. Licciardi, T. Lindner, Z. J. Liptak, R. P. Litchfield, X. Li, A. Longhin, J. P. Lopez, T. Lou, L. Ludovici, X. Lu, L. Magaletti, K. Mahn, M. Malek, S. Manly, L. Maret, A. D. Marino, J. F. Martin, P. Martins, S. Martynenko, T. Maruyama, V. Matveev, K. Mavrokoridis, W. Y. Ma, E. Mazzucato, M. McCarthy, N. McCauley, K. S. McFarland, C. McGrew, A. Mefodiev, C. Metelko, M. Mezzetto, P. Mijakowski, A. Minamino, O. Mineev, S. Mine, A. Missert, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, J. Morrison, Th. A. Mueller, J. Myslik, T. Nakadaira, M. Nakahata, K. G. Nakamura, K. Nakamura, K. D. Nakamura, Y. Nakanishi, S. Nakayama, T. Nakaya, K. Nakayoshi, C. Nantais, C. Nielsen, M. Nirkko, K. Nishikawa, Y. Nishimura, P. Novella, J. Nowak, H. M. O'Keeffe, K. Okumura, T. Okusawa, W. Oryszczak, S. M. Oser, T. Ovsyannikova, R. A. Owen, Y. Oyama, V. Palladino, J. L. Palomino, V. Paolone, N. D. Patel, P. Paudyal, M. Pavin, D. Payne, J. D. Perkin, Y. Petrov, L. Pickard, L. Pickering, E. S. Pinzon Guerra, C. Pistillo, B. Popov, M. Posiadala-Zezula, J. -M. Poutissou, R. Poutissou, A. Pritchard, P. Przewlocki, B. Quilain, T. Radermacher, E. Radicioni, P. N. Ratoff, M. Ravonel, M. A. Rayner, A. Redij, E. Reinherz-Aronis, C. Riccio, E. Rondio, B. Rossi, S. Roth, A. Rubbia, A. C. Ruggeri, A. Rychter, K. Sakashita, F. Sánchez, E. Scantamburlo, K. Scholberg, J. Schwehr, M. Scott, Y. Seiya, T. Sekiguchi, H. Sekiya, D. Sgalaberna, R. Shah, A. Shaikhiev, F. Shaker, D. Shaw, M. Shiozawa, T. Shirahige, S. Short, M. Smy, J. T. Sobczyk, H. Sobel, M. Sorel, L. Southwell, J. Steinmann, T. Stewart, P. Stowell, Y. Suda, S. Suvorov, A. Suzuki, S. Y. Suzuki, Y. Suzuki, R. Tacik, M. Tada, A. Takeda, Y. Takeuchi, R. Tamura, H. K. Tanaka, H. A. Tanaka, D. Terhorst, R. Terri, T. Thakore, L. F. Thompson, S. Tobayama, W. Toki, T. Tomura, C. Touramanis, T. Tsukamoto, M. Tzanov, Y. Uchida, M. Vagins, Z. Vallari, G. Vasseur, C. Vilela, T. Vladisavljevic, T. Wachala, C. W. Walter, D. Wark, M. O. Wascko, A. Weber, R. Wendell, R. J. Wilkes, M. J. Wilking, C. Wilkinson, J. R. Wilson, R. J. Wilson, C. Wret, Y. Yamada, K. Yamamoto, M. Yamamoto, C. Yanagisawa, T. Yano, S. Yen, N. Yershov, M. Yokoyama, K. Yoshida, T. Yuan, M. Yu, A. Zalewska, J. Zalipska, L. Zambelli, K. Zaremba, M. Ziembicki, E. D. Zimmerman, M. Zito, J. Żmuda

We report measurements by the T2K experiment of the parameters $\theta_{23}$ and $\Delta m^{2}_{32}$ governing the disappearance of muon neutrinos and antineutrinos in the three flavor neutrino oscillation model. Utilizing the ability of the experiment to run with either a mainly neutrino or a mainly antineutrino beam, the parameters are measured separately for neutrinos and antineutrinos. Using $7. Read More

We analyse the minima of scalar potentials for multi-Higgs models where the scalars are arranged as either one triplet or two triplets of the discrete symmetries $A_4$, $S_4$, $\Delta(27)$, $\Delta(54)$, as well as $\Delta(3n^2)$ and $\Delta(6n^2)$ with $n>3$. The results should be useful for both multi-Higgs models involving electroweak doublets and multi-flavon models involving electroweak singlets, where in both cases the fields transform as triplets under some non-Abelian discrete symmetry. Read More

We propose a simple modification of the no-scale supergravity Wess-Zumino model of Starobinsky-like inflation to include a Polonyi term in the superpotential. The purpose of this term is to provide an explicit mechanism for supersymmetry breaking at the end of inflation. We show how successful inflation can be achieved for a gravitino mass satisfying the strict upper bound $m_{3/2}< 10^3$ TeV, with favoured values $m_{3/2}\lesssim\mathcal{O}(1)$ TeV. Read More

2017Mar
Authors: K. Abe, J. Amey, C. Andreopoulos, M. Antonova, S. Aoki, A. Ariga, S. Assylbekov, D. Autiero, S. Ban, F. C. T. Barbato, M. Barbi, G. J. Barker, G. Barr, C. Barry, P. Bartet-Friburg, M. Batkiewicz, V. Berardi, S. Berkman, S. Bhadra, S. Bienstock, A. Blondel, S. Bolognesi, S. Bordoni, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Bravar, C. Bronner, M. Buizza Avanzini, R. G. Calland, T. Campbell, S. Cao, S. L. Cartwright, R. Castillo, M. G. Catanesi, A. Cervera, A. Chappell, C. Checchia, D. Cherdack, N. Chikuma, G. Christodoulou, A. Clifton, J. Coleman, G. Collazuol, D. Coplowe, L. Cremonesi, A. Cudd, A. Dabrowska, G. De Rosa, T. Dealtry, P. F. Denner, S. R. Dennis, C. Densham, D. Dewhurst, F. Di Lodovico, S. Di Luise, S. Dolan, O. Drapier, K. E. Duffy, J. Dumarchez, M. Dunkman, M. Dziewiecki, S. Emery-Schrenk, A. Ereditato, T. Feusels, A. J. Finch, G. A. Fiorentini, M. Friend, Y. Fujii, D. Fukuda, Y. Fukuda, A. P. Furmanski, V. Galymov, A. Garcia, S. G. Giffin, C. Giganti, F. Gizzarelli, T. Golan, M. Gonin, N. Grant, D. R. Hadley, L. Haegel, J. T. Haigh, P. Hamilton, D. Hansen, J. Harada, T. Hara, M. Hartz, T. Hasegawa, N. C. Hastings, T. Hayashino, Y. Hayato, R. L. Helmer, M. Hierholzer, A. Hillairet, A. Himmel, T. Hiraki, A. Hiramoto, S. Hirota, M. Hogan, J. Holeczek, F. Hosomi, K. Huang, A. K. Ichikawa, K. Ieki, M. Ikeda, J. Imber, J. Insler, R. A. Intonti, T. J. Irvine, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, E. Iwai, K. Iwamoto, A. Izmaylov, A. Jacob, B. Jamieson, M. Jiang, S. Johnson, J. H. Jo, P. Jonsson, C. K. Jung, M. Kabirnezhad, A. C. Kaboth, T. Kajita, H. Kakuno, J. Kameda, D. Karlen, I. Karpikov, T. Katori, E. Kearns, M. Khabibullin, A. Khotjantsev, D. Kielczewska, T. Kikawa, H. Kim, J. Kim, S. King, J. Kisiel, A. Knight, A. Knox, T. Kobayashi, L. Koch, T. Koga, A. Konaka, K. Kondo, A. Kopylov, L. L. Kormos, A. Korzenev, Y. Koshio, K. Kowalik, W. Kropp, Y. Kudenko, R. Kurjata, T. Kutter, J. Lagoda, I. Lamont, M. Lamoureux, E. Larkin, P. Lasorak, M. Laveder, M. Lawe, M. Lazos, M. Licciardi, T. Lindner, Z. J. Liptak, R. P. Litchfield, X. Li, A. Longhin, J. P. Lopez, T. Lou, L. Ludovici, X. Lu, L. Magaletti, K. Mahn, M. Malek, S. Manly, L. Maret, A. D. Marino, J. Marteau, J. F. Martin, P. Martins, S. Martynenko, T. Maruyama, V. Matveev, K. Mavrokoridis, W. Y. Ma, E. Mazzucato, M. McCarthy, N. McCauley, K. S. McFarland, C. McGrew, A. Mefodiev, C. Metelko, M. Mezzetto, P. Mijakowski, A. Minamino, O. Mineev, S. Mine, A. Missert, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, J. Morrison, Th. A. Mueller, S. Murphy, J. Myslik, T. Nakadaira, M. Nakahata, K. G. Nakamura, K. Nakamura, K. D. Nakamura, Y. Nakanishi, S. Nakayama, T. Nakaya, K. Nakayoshi, C. Nantais, C. Nielsen, M. Nirkko, K. Nishikawa, Y. Nishimura, P. Novella, J. Nowak, H. M. O'Keeffe, R. Ohta, K. Okumura, T. Okusawa, W. Oryszczak, S. M. Oser, T. Ovsyannikova, R. A. Owen, Y. Oyama, V. Palladino, J. L. Palomino, V. Paolone, N. D. Patel, P. Paudyal, M. Pavin, D. Payne, J. D. Perkin, Y. Petrov, L. Pickard, L. Pickering, E. S. Pinzon Guerra, C. Pistillo, B. Popov, M. Posiadala-Zezula, J. -M. Poutissou, R. Poutissou, P. Przewlocki, B. Quilain, T. Radermacher, E. Radicioni, P. N. Ratoff, M. Ravonel, M. A. Rayner, A. Redij, E. Reinherz-Aronis, C. Riccio, P. Rojas, E. Rondio, B. Rossi, S. Roth, A. Rubbia, A. C. Ruggeri, A. Rychter, R. Sacco, K. Sakashita, F. Sánchez, F. Sato, E. Scantamburlo, K. Scholberg, J. Schwehr, M. Scott, Y. Seiya, T. Sekiguchi, H. Sekiya, D. Sgalaberna, R. Shah, A. Shaikhiev, F. Shaker, D. Shaw, M. Shiozawa, T. Shirahige, S. Short, M. Smy, J. T. Sobczyk, H. Sobel, M. Sorel, L. Southwell, P. Stamoulis, J. Steinmann, T. Stewart, P. Stowell, Y. Suda, S. Suvorov, A. Suzuki, K. Suzuki, S. Y. Suzuki, Y. Suzuki, R. Tacik, M. Tada, S. Takahashi, A. Takeda, Y. Takeuchi, R. Tamura, H. K. Tanaka, H. A. Tanaka, D. Terhorst, R. Terri, T. Thakore, L. F. Thompson, S. Tobayama, W. Toki, T. Tomura, C. Touramanis, T. Tsukamoto, M. Tzanov, Y. Uchida, A. Vacheret, M. Vagins, Z. Vallari, G. Vasseur, C. Vilela, T. Vladisavljevic, T. Wachala, K. Wakamatsu, C. W. Walter, D. Wark, W. Warzycha, M. O. Wascko, A. Weber, R. Wendell, R. J. Wilkes, M. J. Wilking, C. Wilkinson, J. R. Wilson, R. J. Wilson, C. Wret, Y. Yamada, K. Yamamoto, M. Yamamoto, C. Yanagisawa, T. Yano, S. Yen, N. Yershov, M. Yokoyama, J. Yoo, K. Yoshida, T. Yuan, M. Yu, A. Zalewska, J. Zalipska, L. Zambelli, K. Zaremba, M. Ziembicki, E. D. Zimmerman, M. Zito, J. Żmuda

A class of extensions of the Standard Model allows Lorentz and CPT violations, which can be identified by the observation of sidereal modulations in the neutrino interaction rate. A search for such modulations was performed using the T2K on-axis near detector. Two complementary methods were used in this study, both of which resulted in no evidence of a signal. Read More

A modern notion of integrability is that of multidimensional consistency (MDC), which classically implies the coexistence of (commuting) dynamical flows in several independent variables for one and the same dependent variable. This property holds for both continuous dynamical systems as well as for discrete ones defined in discrete space-time. Possibly the simplest example in the discrete case is that of a linear quadrilateral lattice equation, which can be viewed as a linearised version of the well-known lattice potential Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) equation. Read More

In this short paper we compute the values of Dijkgraaf-Witten invariants over $Z_2$ for all orientable Seifert manifolds with orientable bases. Read More

We study the naturalness properties of the $B-L$ Supersymmetric Standard Model (BLSSM) and compare them to those of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) at both low (i.e., Large Hadron Collider) energies and high (i. Read More

We propose supersymmetric Majoron inflation in which the Majoron field $\Phi$ responsible for generating right-handed neutrino masses may also be suitable for giving low scale "hilltop" inflation, with a discrete lepton number $Z_N$ spontaneously broken at the end of inflation, while avoiding the domain wall problem. In the framework of non-minimal supergravity, we show that a successful spectral index can result with small running together with small tensor modes. We show that a range of heaviest right-handed neutrino masses can be generated, $m_N\sim 10^1-10^{16}$ GeV, consistent with the constraints from reheating and domain walls. Read More

Recent data from neutrino experiments gives intriguing hints about the mass ordering, the CP violating phase and non-maximal atmospheric mixing. There seems to be a (one sigma) preference for a normal ordered (NO) neutrino mass pattern, with a CP phase $\delta = -100^{\circ}\pm 50 ^\circ$, and (more significantly) non-maximal atmospheric mixing. Global fits for the NO case yield lepton mixing angle one sigma ranges: $\theta_{23}\approx 41. Read More

2017Jan
Authors: T2K Collaboration, K. Abe, J. Amey, C. Andreopoulos, M. Antonova, S. Aoki, A. Ariga, D. Autiero, S. Ban, M. Barbi, G. J. Barker, G. Barr, C. Barry, P. Bartet-Friburg, M. Batkiewicz, V. Berardi, S. Berkman, S. Bhadra, S. Bienstock, A. Blondel, S. Bolognesi, S. Bordoni, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Bravar, C. Bronner, M. Buizza Avanzini, R. G. Calland, T. Campbell, S. Cao, S. L. Cartwright, M. G. Catanesi, A. Cervera, C. Checchia, D. Cherdack, N. Chikuma, G. Christodoulou, A. Clifton, J. Coleman, G. Collazuol, D. Coplowe, A. Cudd, A. Dabrowska, G. De Rosa, T. Dealtry, P. F. Denner, S. R. Dennis, C. Densham, D. Dewhurst, F. Di Lodovico, S. Di Luise, S. Dolan, O. Drapier, K. E. Duffy, J. Dumarchez, M. Dziewiecki, S. Emery-Schrenk, A. Ereditato, T. Feusels, A. J. Finch, G. A. Fiorentini, M. Friend, Y. Fujii, D. Fukuda, Y. Fukuda, V. Galymov, A. Garcia, C. Giganti, F. Gizzarelli, T. Golan, M. Gonin, D. R. Hadley, L. Haegel, M. D. Haigh, D. Hansen, J. Harada, M. Hartz, T. Hasegawa, N. C. Hastings, T. Hayashino, Y. Hayato, R. L. Helmer, A. Hillairet, T. Hiraki, A. Hiramoto, S. Hirota, M. Hogan, J. Holeczek, F. Hosomi, K. Huang, A. K. Ichikawa, M. Ikeda, J. Imber, J. Insler, R. A. Intonti, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, E. Iwai, K. Iwamoto, A. Izmaylov, B. Jamieson, M. Jiang, S. Johnson, P. Jonsson, C. K. Jung, M. Kabirnezhad, A. C. Kaboth, T. Kajita, H. Kakuno, J. Kameda, D. Karlen, T. Katori, E. Kearns, M. Khabibullin, A. Khotjantsev, H. Kim, J. Kim, S. King, J. Kisiel, A. Knight, A. Knox, T. Kobayashi, L. Koch, T. Koga, A. Konaka, K. Kondo, L. L. Kormos, A. Korzenev, Y. Koshio, K. Kowalik, W. Kropp, Y. Kudenko, R. Kurjata, T. Kutter, J. Lagoda, I. Lamont, M. Lamoureux, E. Larkin, P. Lasorak, M. Laveder, M. Lawe, M. Licciardi, T. Lindner, Z. J. Liptak, R. P. Litchfield, X. Li, A. Longhin, J. P. Lopez, T. Lou, L. Ludovici, X. Lu, L. Magaletti, K. Mahn, M. Malek, S. Manly, A. D. Marino, J. F. Martin, P. Martins, S. Martynenko, T. Maruyama, V. Matveev, K. Mavrokoridis, W. Y. Ma, E. Mazzucato, M. McCarthy, N. McCauley, K. S. McFarland, C. McGrew, A. Mefodiev, C. Metelko, M. Mezzetto, P. Mijakowski, A. Minamino, O. Mineev, S. Mine, A. Missert, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, Th. A. Mueller, J. Myslik, T. Nakadaira, M. Nakahata, K. G. Nakamura, K. Nakamura, K. D. Nakamura, Y. Nakanishi, S. Nakayama, T. Nakaya, K. Nakayoshi, C. Nantais, C. Nielsen, M. Nirkko, K. Nishikawa, Y. Nishimura, P. Novella, J. Nowak, H. M. O'Keeffe, K. Okumura, T. Okusawa, W. Oryszczak, S. M. Oser, T. Ovsyannikova, R. A. Owen, Y. Oyama, V. Palladino, J. L. Palomino, V. Paolone, N. D. Patel, P. Paudyal, M. Pavin, D. Payne, J. D. Perkin, Y. Petrov, L. Pickard, L. Pickering, E. S. Pinzon Guerra, C. Pistillo, B. Popov, M. Posiadala-Zezula, J. -M. Poutissou, R. Poutissou, P. Przewlocki, B. Quilain, T. Radermacher, E. Radicioni, P. N. Ratoff, M. Ravonel, M. A. Rayner, A. Redij, E. Reinherz-Aronis, C. Riccio, P. A. Rodrigues, E. Rondio, B. Rossi, S. Roth, A. Rubbia, A. Rychter, K. Sakashita, F. Sánchez, E. Scantamburlo, K. Scholberg, J. Schwehr, M. Scott, Y. Seiya, T. Sekiguchi, H. Sekiya, D. Sgalaberna, R. Shah, A. Shaikhiev, F. Shaker, D. Shaw, M. Shiozawa, T. Shirahige, S. Short, M. Smy, J. T. Sobczyk, H. Sobel, M. Sorel, L. Southwell, J. Steinmann, T. Stewart, P. Stowell, Y. Suda, S. Suvorov, A. Suzuki, S. Y. Suzuki, Y. Suzuki, R. Tacik, M. Tada, A. Takeda, Y. Takeuchi, H. K. Tanaka, H. A. Tanaka, D. Terhorst, R. Terri, T. Thakore, L. F. Thompson, S. Tobayama, W. Toki, T. Tomura, C. Touramanis, T. Tsukamoto, M. Tzanov, Y. Uchida, M. Vagins, Z. Vallari, G. Vasseur, T. Vladisavljevic, T. Wachala, C. W. Walter, D. Wark, M. O. Wascko, A. Weber, R. Wendell, R. J. Wilkes, M. J. Wilking, C. Wilkinson, J. R. Wilson, R. J. Wilson, C. Wret, Y. Yamada, K. Yamamoto, M. Yamamoto, C. Yanagisawa, T. Yano, S. Yen, N. Yershov, M. Yokoyama, K. Yoshida, T. Yuan, M. Yu, A. Zalewska, J. Zalipska, L. Zambelli, K. Zaremba, M. Ziembicki, E. D. Zimmerman, M. Zito, J. Żmuda

T2K reports its first results in the search for CP violation in neutrino oscillations using appearance and disappearance channels for neutrino- and antineutrino-mode beam. The data include all runs from Jan 2010 to May 2016 and comprise $7.482\times10^{20}$,protons on target in neutrino mode, which yielded in the far detector 32 e-like and 135 $\mu$-like events, and $7. Read More

Long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments, in particular Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) and Tokai to Hyper-Kamiokande (T2HK), will lead the effort in the precision determination of the as yet unknown parameters of the leptonic mixing matrix. In this article, we revisit the potential of DUNE, T2HK and their combination in light of the most recent experimental information. As well as addressing more conventional questions, we pay particular attention to the attainable precision on {\delta}, which is playing an increasingly important role in the physics case of the long-baseline programme. Read More

We study to what extent upcoming precision neutrino oscillation experiments will be able to exclude one of the most predictive models of neutrino mass and mixing: the Littlest Seesaw. We show that this model provides a good fit to current data, predicting eight observables from two input parameters, and provide new assessments of its predictions and their correlations. We then assess the ability to exclude this model using simulations of upcoming neutrino oscillation experiments including the medium-distance reactor experiments JUNO and RENO-50 and the long-baseline accelerator experiments DUNE and T2HK. Read More

2016Nov
Authors: Hyper-Kamiokande proto-collaboration, :, K. Abe, Ke. Abe, H. Aihara, A. Aimi, R. Akutsu, C. Andreopoulos, I. Anghel, L. H. V. Anthony, M. Antonova, Y. AshidaK, M. Barbi, G. J. Barker, G. Barr, P. Beltrame, V. Berardi, M. Bergevin, S. Berkman, T. Berry, S. Bhadra, F. d. M. Blaszczyk, A. Blondel, S. Bolognesi, S. B. Boyd, A. Bravar, C. Bronner, M. Buizza, F. S. Cafagna, A. Cole, R. Calland, S. CaoK, S. L. Cartwright, M. G. Catanesi, C. Checchia, Z. Chen-Wishart, J. H. Choi, K. Choi, J. Coleman, G. Collazuol, G. Cowan, L. Cremonesi, T. Dealtry, G. De Rosa, C. Densham, D. Dewhurst, E. L. Drakopoulou, F. Di Lodovico, O. Drapier, P. Dunne, M. Dziewiecki, S. Emery, A. Esmaili, P. Fern'andez, E. Fern'andez-Martinez, T. FeuselsU, A. Finch, A. Fiorentini, M. Fitton, K. Frankiewicz, M. Friend, Y. Fujii, Y. Fukuda, D. Fukuda, K. Ganezer, M. Gonin, N. Grant, P. Gumplinger, D. R. Hadley, L. Haegel, D. Hamabe, B. Hartfiel, M. Hartz, Y. Hayato, K. Hayrapetyan, J. Hill, S. HirotaK, S. Horiuchi, A. K. Ichikawa, T. Iijima, M. Ikeda, J. Imber, K. Inoue, J. Insler, R. A. Intonti, A. Ioannisian, T. Ishida, H. Ishino, M. Ishitsuka, Y. Itow, K. Iwamoto, A. Izmaylov, B. Jamieson, H. I. Jang, J. S. Jang, S. H. Jeon, M. Jiang, P. Jonsson, K. K. Joo, A. Kaboth, C. Kachulis, T. Kajita, J. Kameda, Y. Karadhzov, T. Katori, K. Kayrapetyan, E. Kearns, M. Khabibullin, A. Khotjantsev, J. H. Kim, J. Y. Kim, S. B. Kim, S. Y. Kim, S. King, Y. Kishimoto, P. Ko, T. Kobayashi, M. Koga, A. Konaka, L. L. Kormos, Y. Koshio, K. L. Kowalik, W. R. Kropp, Y. Kudenko, R. Kurjata, T. Kutter, M. Kuze, L. Labarga, J. Lagoda, P. J. J. Lasorak, M. Laveder, M. Lawe, J. G. Learned, I. T. Lim, T. Lindner, R. P. Litchfield, A. Longhin, P. Loverre, T. Lou, L. Ludovici, W. Ma, L. Magaletti, K. MahnMSU, M. Malek, L. Maret, C. Mariani, K. Martens, Ll. Marti, J. F. Martin, J. Marzec, S. Matsuno, E. Mazzucato, M. McCarthy, N. McCauley, K. S. McFarland, C. McGrew, A. Mefodiev, C. Metelko, M. Mezzetto, J. Migenda, P. Mijakowski, H. Minakata, A. Minamino, S. Mine, O. Mineev, M. Miura, J. Monroe, D. H. Moon, S. Moriyama, T. Mueller, F. Muheim, K. Murase, F. Muto, M. Nakahata, Y. Nakajima, K. Nakamura, T. Nakaya, S. Nakayama, C. Nantais, M. Needham, T. Nicholls, Y. Nishimura, E. Noah, F. Nova, J. Nowak, H. Nunokawa, Y. Obayashi, H. M. O'Keeffe, Y. Okajima, K. Okumura, E. O'Sullivan, T. Ovsiannikova, R. A. Owen, Y. Oyama, J. P'erez, M. Y. Pac, V. Palladino, J. L. Palomino, V. Paolone, W. Parker, S. Parsa, D. Payne, J. D. Perkin, E. Pinzon Guerra, S. Playfer, M. Posiadala-Zezula, J. -M. Poutissou, A. Pritchard, N. W. Prouse, P. Przewlocki, B. Quilain, M. Quinto, E. Radicioni, P. N. Ratoff, M. A. Rayner, F. Retiere, C. Riccio, B. Richards, E. Rondio, H. J. Rose, C. Rott, S. D. Rountree, A. C. Ruggeri, A. Rychter, R. Sacco, M. Sakuda, M. C. Sanchez, E. Scantamburlo, K. Scholberg, M. Scott, Y. Seiya, T. Sekiguchi, H. Sekiya, S. H. Seo, D. Sgalaberna, R. Shah, A. Shaikhiev, I. Shimizu, M. Shiozawa, Y. Shitov, S. Short, C. Simpson, G. Sinnis, M. B. Smy, S. Snow, J. Sobczyk, H. W. Sobel, Y. Sonoda, T. Stewart, J. L. Stone, Y. Suda, Y. Suwa, Y. Suzuki, A. T. Suzuki, R. Svoboda, R. Tacik, A. Takeda, A. Takenaka, A. Taketa, Y. Takeuchi, V. Takhistov, H. A. Tanaka, H. K. M. Tanaka, H. Tanaka, R. Terri, L. F. Thompson, M. Thorpe, S. Tobayama, T. Tomura, C. Touramanis, T. Towstego, T. Tsukamoto, K. M. Tsui, M. Tzanov, Y. Uchida, M. R. Vagins, G. Vasseur, C. Vilela, R. B. Vogelaar, J. Walding, C. W. Walter, D. Wark, M. O. Wascko, A. Weber, R. Wendell, R. J. Wilkes, M. J. Wilking, J. R. Wilson, T. Xin, K. Yamamoto, C. Yanagisawa, T. Yano, S. Yen, N. Yershov, D. N. Yeum, M. Yokoyama, T. Yoshida, I. Yu, M. Yu, J. Zalipska, K. Zaremba, M. Ziembicki, M. Zito, S. Zsoldos

We have conducted sensitivity studies on an alternative configuration of the Hyper-Kamiokande experiment by locating the 2nd Hyper-Kamiokande detector in Korea at $\sim$1100$-\ $1300 km baseline. Having two detectors at different baselines improves sensitivity to leptonic CP violation, neutrino mass ordering as well as nonstandard neutrino interactions. There are several candidate sites in Korea with greater than 1 km high mountains ranged at an 1$-$3 degree off-axis angle. Read More

With their longest dimension typically being less than 100 nm, molecular motors are significantly below the optical-resolution limit. Despite substantial advances in fluorescence-based imaging methodologies, labeling with beads remains critical for optical-trapping-based investigations of molecular motors. A key experimental challenge in bead-based assays is that the number of motors on a bead is not well defined. Read More

Microtubules are protein polymers that form "molecular highways" for long-range transport within living cells. Molecular motors actively step along microtubules to shuttle cellular materials between the nucleus and the cell periphery; this transport is critical for the survival and health of all eukaryotic cells. Structural defects in microtubules exist, but whether these defects impact molecular motor-based transport remains unknown. Read More

Although the disease-relevant microtubule-associated protein tau is known to severely inhibit kinesin-based transport in vitro, the potential mechanisms for reversing this detrimental effect to maintain healthy transport in cells remain unknown. Here we report the unambiguous upregulation of multiple-kinesin travel distance despite the presence of tau, via decreased single-kinesin velocity. Interestingly, the presence of tau also modestly reduced cargo velocity in multiple-kinesin transport, and our stochastic simulations indicate that the tau-mediated reduction in single-kinesin travel underlies this observation. Read More

Microtubule-based molecular motors often work in small groups to transport cargos in cells. A key question in understanding transport (and its regulation in vivo) is to identify the sensitivity of multiple-motor-based motion to various single molecule properties. Whereas both single-motor travel distance and microtubule binding rate have been demonstrated to contribute to cargo travel, the role of single-motor velocity is yet to be explored. Read More

The Littlest Seesaw (LS) model involves two right-handed neutrinos and a very constrained Dirac neutrino mass matrix, involving one texture zero and two independent Dirac masses, leading to a highly predictive scheme in which all neutrino masses and the entire PMNS matrix is successfully predicted in terms of just two real parameters. We calculate the renormalisation group (RG) corrections to the LS predictions, with and without supersymmetry, including also the threshold effects induced by the decoupling of heavy Majorana neutrinos both analytically and numerically. We find that the predictions for neutrino mixing angles and mass ratios are rather stable under RG corrections. Read More

Although $SO(10)$ Supersymmetric (SUSY) Grand Unification Theories (GUTs) are very attractive for neutrino mass and mixing, it is often quite difficult to achieve successful leptogenesis from the lightest right-handed neutrino $N_1$ due to the strong relations between neutrino and up-type quark Yukawa couplings. We show that in a realistic model these constraints are relaxed, making $N_1$ leptogenesis viable. To illustrate this, we calculate the baryon asymmetry of the Universe $ Y_B $ from flavoured $ N_1 $ leptogenesis in a recently proposed $ \Delta(27) \times SO(10) $ SUSY GUT. Read More

2016Sep
Authors: K. Abe, H. Aihara, A. Amji, J. Amey, C. Andreopoulos, M. Antonova, S. Aoki, A. Atherton, S. Ban, F. C. T. Barbato, M. Barbi, F. C. T. Barbato, G. J. Barker, G. Barr, P. Bartet-Friburg, M. Batkiewicz, V. Berardi, S. Bhadra, S. Bienstock, A. Blondel, S. Bolognesi, S. Bordoni, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Bravar, C. Bronner, M. Buizza Avanzini, J. Calcutt, R. G. Calland, D. Calvet, T. Campbell, S. Cao, S. L. Cartwright, R. Castillo, M. G. Catanesi, A. Cervera, C. Checchia, D. Cherdack, N. Chikuma, G. Christodoulou, A. Clifton, J. Coleman, G. Collazuol, D. Coplowe, L. Cremonesi, A. Cudd, A. Dabrowska, A. Delbart, G. De Rosa, T. Dealtry, P. F. Denner, S. R. Dennis, C. Densham, D. Dewhurst, F. Di Lodovico, S. Dolan, O. Drapier, K. E. Duffy, J. Dumarchez, M. Dunkman, M. Dziewiecki, S. Emery-Schrenk, P. Fernanddez, T. Feusels, A. J. Finch, G. A. Fiorentini, G. Fiorillo, M. Fitton, M. Friend, Y. Fujii, D. Fukuda, Y. Fukuda, A. Garcia, C. Giganti, F. Gizzarelli, M. Gonin, N. Grant, D. R. Hadley, L. Haegel, M. D. Haigh, D. Hansen, J. Harada, M. Hartz, T. Hasegawa, N. C. Hastings, T. Hayashino, Y. Hayato, T. Hiraki, A. Hiramoto, S. Hirota, M. Hogan, J. Holeczek, F. Hosomi, K. Huang, A. K. Ichikawa, M. Ikeda, J. Imber, J. Insler, R. A. Intonti, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, E. Iwai, K. Iwamoto, A. Izmaylov, B. Jamieson, M. Jiang, S. Johnson, J. H. Jo, P. Jonsson, C. K. Jung, M. Kabirnezhad, A. C. Kaboth, T. Kajita, H. Kakuno, J. Kameda, T. Katori, E. Kearns, M. Khabibullin, A. Khotjantsev, H. Kim, S. King, J. Kisiel, A. Knight, A. Knox, T. Kobayashi, L. Koch, T. Koga, A. Konaka, K. Kondo, L. L. Kormos, A. Korzenev, Y. Koshio, K. L. Kowalik, W. Kropp, Y. Kudenko, R. Kurjata, T. Kutter, L. Labarga, J. Lagoda, I. Lamont, M. Lamoureux, E. Larkin, P. Lasorak, M. Laveder, M. Lawe, T. Lindner, Z. J. Liptak, R. P. Litchfield, X. Li, A. Longhin, J. P. Lopez, T. Lou, L. Ludovici, X. Lu, L. Magaletti, K. Mahn, M. Malek, S. Manly, A. D. Marino, J. F. Martin, P. Martins, S. Martynenko, T. Maruyama, V. Matveev, K. Mavrokoridis, W. Y. Ma, E. Mazzucato, M. McCarthy, N. McCauley, K. S. McFarland, C. McGrew, A. Mefodiev, C. Metelko, M. Mezzetto, P. Mijakowski, A. Minamino, O. Mineev, S. Mine, A. Missert, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, Th. A. Mueller, Y. Nagai, T. Nakadaira, M. Nakahata, K. G. Nakamura, K. Nakamura, K. D. Nakamura, Y. Nakanishi, S. Nakayama, T. Nakaya, K. Nakayoshi, C. Nantais, K. Nishikawa, Y. Nishimura, P. Novella, J. Nowak, H. M. O'Keeffe, R. Ohta, K. Okumura, T. Okusawa, T. Ovsyannikova, R. A. Owen, Y. Oyama, V. Palladino, J. L. Palomino, V. Paolone, W. Parker, N. D. Patel, M. Pavin, D. Payne, J. D. Perkin, L. Pickard, L. Pickering, E. S. Pinzon Guerra, B. Popov, M. Posiadala-Zezula, J. -M. Poutissou, R. Poutissou, P. Przewlocki, B. Quilain, T. Radermacher, E. Radicioni, P. N. Ratoff, M. Ravonel, M. A. Rayner, E. Reinherz-Aronis, C. Riccio, P. Rojas, E. Rondio, B. Rossi, S. Roth, A. C. Ruggeri, A. Rychter, R. Sacco, K. Sakashita, F. Sánchez, E. Scantamburlo, K. Scholberg, J. Schwehr, M. Scott, Y. Seiya, T. Sekiguchi, H. Sekiya, D. Sgalaberna, R. Shah, A. Shaikhiev, F. Shaker, D. Shaw, M. Shiozawa, T. Shirahige, S. Short, M. Smy, J. T. Sobczyk, H. Sobel, L. Southwell, J. Steinmann, T. Stewart, P. Stowell, Y. Suda, S. Suvorov, A. Suzuki, S. Y. Suzuki, Y. Suzuki, M. Szeptycka, R. Tacik, M. Tada, A. Takeda, Y. Takeuchi, R. Tamura, H. K. Tanaka, H. A. Tanaka, D. Terhorst, R. Terri, T. Thakore, L. F. Thompson, W. Toki, T. Tomura, C. Touramanis, T. Tsukamoto, M. Tzanov, M. A. Uchida, Y. Uchida, M. Vagins, A. Vacheret, Z. Vallari, G. Vasseur, T. Wachala, C. W. Walter, D. Wark, M. O. Wascko, A. Weber, R. Wendell, R. J. Wilkes, M. J. Wilking, J. R. Wilson, R. J. Wilson, C. Wret, Y. Yamada, K. Yamamoto, M. Yamamoto, C. Yanagisawa, T. Yano, S. Yen, N. Yershov, M. Yokoyama, J. Yoo, K. Yoshida, T. Yuan, M. Yu, A. Zalewska, J. Zalipska, L. Zambelli, K. Zaremba, M. Ziembicki, E. D. Zimmerman, M. Zito

Recent measurements by the T2K neutrino oscillation experiment indicate that CP violation in neutrino mixing may be observed in the future by long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. We propose an extension to the currently approved T2K running from $7.8\times 10^{21}~\mbox{POT}$ to $20\times 10^{21}~\mbox{POT}$, aiming at initial observation of CP violation with 3$\,\sigma$ or higher significance for the case of maximum CP violation. Read More

We consider an extension of the Standard Model involving two new scalar particles around the TeV scale: a singlet neutral scalar $\phi$, to be eventually identified as the Dark Matter candidate, plus a doubly charged $SU(2)_L$ singlet scalar, $S^{++}$, that can be the source for the non-vanishing neutrino masses and mixings. Assuming an unbroken $Z_2$ symmetry in the scalar sector, under which only the additional neutral scalar $\phi$ is odd, we write the most general (renormalizable) scalar potential. The model may be regarded as a possible extension of the conventional Higgs portal Dark Matter scenario which also accounts for neutrino mass and mixing. Read More

This paper proposes a new approach to duration modelling for statistical parametric speech synthesis in which a recurrent statistical model is trained to output a phone transition probability at each timestep (acoustic frame). Unlike conventional approaches to duration modelling -- which assume that duration distributions have a particular form (e.g. Read More

Text-to-Speech synthesis in Indian languages has a seen lot of progress over the decade partly due to the annual Blizzard challenges. These systems assume the text to be written in Devanagari or Dravidian scripts which are nearly phonemic orthography scripts. However, the most common form of computer interaction among Indians is ASCII written transliterated text. Read More

We discuss resonant leptogenesis arising from the decays of two nearly-degenerate right-handed neutrinos, identified as the inflaton and stabiliser superfields in a model of chaotic sneutrino inflation. We compare an analytical estimate of the baryon asymmetry $ \eta_B $ in the Boltzmann approximation to a numerical solution of the full density matrix equations, and find that the analytical result fails to capture the correct physics in certain regions of parameter space. The observed baryon asymmetry can be realised for a breaking of the mass degeneracy as small as $ \mathcal{O}(10^{-8}) $. Read More

We discuss R-parity violation (RPV) in semi-local and local F-theory constructions. We first present a detailed analysis of all possible combinations of RPV operators arising from semi-local F-theory spectral cover constructions, assuming an $SU(5)$ GUT. We provide a classification of all possible allowed combinations of RPV operators originating from operators of the form $10\cdot \bar 5\cdot \bar 5$, including the effect of $U(1)$ fluxes with global restrictions. Read More

We study an extension of the Standard Model (SM) in which two copies of the SM scalar $SU(2)$ doublet which do not acquire a Vacuum Expectation Value (VEV), and hence are \textit{inert}, are added to the scalar sector. We allow for CP-violation in the \textit{inert} sector, where the lightest \textit{inert} state is protected from decaying to SM particles through the conservation of a $Z_2$ symmetry. The lightest neutral particle from the \textit{inert} sector, which has a mixed CP-charge due to CP-violation, is hence a Dark Matter (DM) candidate. Read More

In this paper, we examine the consistency of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) data collected during Run 1 and 2 by the ATLAS and CMS experiments with the predictions of a 2-Higgs Doublet Model (2HDM) embedding Vector-Like Quarks (VLQs) for the $pp \to H,A$ and production and decay mechanisms, respectively, of (nearly) degenerate CP-even ($H$) and CP-odd ($A$) Higgs bosons. We show that a scenario containing one single VLQ with Electro-Magnetic (EM) charge $2/3$ can explain the ATLAS and CMS data for masses in the region 375 GeV $\leq m_{\rm VLQ}\leq 1.5$ TeV or so, depending on $\tan\beta$, and for several values of the mixing angle between the top quark ($t$) and its VLQ counterpart ($T$). Read More

2016Jul
Authors: K. Abe, C. Andreopoulos, M. Antonova, S. Aoki, A. Ariga, D. Autiero, S. Ban, M. Barbi, G. J. Barker, G. Barr, P. Bartet-Friburg, M. Batkiewicz, V. Berardi, S. Berkman, S. Bhadra, S. Bienstock, A. Blondel, S. Bolognesi, S. Bordoni, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Bravar, C. Bronner, M. Buizza Avanzini, R. G. Calland, T. Campbell, S. Cao, S. L. Cartwright, R. Castillo, M. G. Catanesi, A. Cervera, D. Cherdack, N. Chikuma, G. Christodoulou, A. Clifton, J. Coleman, G. Collazuol, D. Coplowe, L. Cremonesi, A. Dabrowska, G. De Rosa, T. Dealtry, P. F. Denner, S. R. Dennis, C. Densham, D. Dewhurst, F. Di Lodovico, S. Di Luise, S. Dolan, O. Drapier, K. E. Duffy, J. Dumarchez, M. Dziewiecki, S. Emery-Schrenk, A. Ereditato, T. Feusels, A. J. Finch, G. A. Fiorentini, M. Friend, Y. Fujii, D. Fukuda, Y. Fukuda, A. P. Furmanski, V. Galymov, A. Garcia, C. Giganti, F. Gizzarelli, M. Gonin, N. Grant, D. R. Hadley, L. Haegel, M. D. Haigh, D. Hansen, J. Harada, M. Hartz, T. Hasegawa, N. C. Hastings, T. Hayashino, Y. Hayato, R. L. Helmer, M. Hierholzer, A. Hillairet, T. Hiraki, A. Hiramoto, S. Hirota, M. Hogan, J. Holeczek, F. Hosomi, K. Huang, A. K. Ichikawa, M. Ikeda, J. Imber, J. Insler, R. A. Intonti, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, E. Iwai, K. Iwamoto, A. Izmaylov, B. Jamieson, M. Jiang, S. Johnson, J. H. Jo, P. Jonsson, C. K. Jung, M. Kabirnezhad, A. C. Kaboth, T. Kajita, H. Kakuno, J. Kameda, D. Karlen, I. Karpikov, T. Katori, E. Kearns, M. Khabibullin, A. Khotjantsev, H. Kim, J. Kim, S. King, J. Kisiel, A. Knight, A. Knox, T. Kobayashi, L. Koch, T. Koga, A. Konaka, K. Kondo, A. Kopylov, L. L. Kormos, A. Korzenev, Y. Koshio, W. Kropp, Y. Kudenko, R. Kurjata, T. Kutter, J. Lagoda, I. Lamont, M. Lamoureux, E. Larkin, P. Lasorak, M. Laveder, M. Lawe, T. Lindner, Z. J. Liptak, R. P. Litchfield, X. Li, A. Longhin, J. P. Lopez, T. Lou, L. Ludovici, X. Lu, L. Magaletti, K. Mahn, M. Malek, S. Manly, A. D. Marino, J. F. Martin, P. Martins, S. Martynenko, T. Maruyama, V. Matveev, K. Mavrokoridis, W. Y. Ma, E. Mazzucato, M. McCarthy, N. McCauley, K. S. McFarland, C. McGrew, A. Mefodiev, C. Metelko, M. Mezzetto, P. Mijakowski, A. Minamino, O. Mineev, S. Mine, A. Missert, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, Th. A. Mueller, J. Myslik, T. Nakadaira, M. Nakahata, K. G. Nakamura, K. Nakamura, K. D. Nakamura, Y. Nakanishi, S. Nakayama, T. Nakaya, K. Nakayoshi, C. Nantais, C. Nielsen, M. Nirkko, K. Nishikawa, Y. Nishimura, P. Novella, J. Nowak, H. M. O'Keeffe, R. Ohta, K. Okumura, T. Okusawa, W. Oryszczak, S. M. Oser, T. Ovsyannikova, R. A. Owen, Y. Oyama, V. Palladino, J. L. Palomino, V. Paolone, N. D. Patel, M. Pavin, D. Payne, J. D. Perkin, Y. Petrov, L. Pickard, L. Pickering, E. S. Pinzon Guerra, C. Pistillo, B. Popov, M. Posiadala-Zezula, J. -M. Poutissou, R. Poutissou, P. Przewlocki, B. Quilain, T. Radermacher, E. Radicioni, P. N. Ratoff, M. Ravonel, M. A. M. Rayner, A. Redij, E. Reinherz-Aronis, C. Riccio, P. Rojas, E. Rondio, S. Roth, A. Rubbia, A. Rychter, R. Sacco, K. Sakashita, F. Sánchez, E. Scantamburlo, K. Scholberg, J. Schwehr, M. Scott, Y. Seiya, T. Sekiguchi, H. Sekiya, D. Sgalaberna, R. Shah, A. Shaikhiev, F. Shaker, D. Shaw, M. Shiozawa, T. Shirahige, S. Short, M. Smy, J. T. Sobczyk, H. Sobel, M. Sorel, L. Southwell, J. Steinmann, T. Stewart, P. Stowell, Y. Suda, S. Suvorov, A. Suzuki, S. Y. Suzuki, Y. Suzuki, R. Tacik, M. Tada, A. Takeda, Y. Takeuchi, H. K. Tanaka, H. A. Tanaka, D. Terhorst, R. Terri, T. Thakore, L. F. Thompson, S. Tobayama, W. Toki, T. Tomura, C. Touramanis, T. Tsukamoto, M. Tzanov, Y. Uchida, M. Vagins, Z. Vallari, G. Vasseur, T. Wachala, C. W. Walter, D. Wark, W. Warzycha, M. O. Wascko, A. Weber, R. Wendell, R. J. Wilkes, M. J. Wilking, C. Wilkinson, J. R. Wilson, R. J. Wilson, Y. Yamada, K. Yamamoto, M. Yamamoto, C. Yanagisawa, T. Yano, S. Yen, N. Yershov, M. Yokoyama, J. Yoo, K. Yoshida, T. Yuan, M. Yu, A. Zalewska, J. Zalipska, L. Zambelli, K. Zaremba, M. Ziembicki, E. D. Zimmerman, M. Zito, J. Żmuda

Recent measurements at the T2K experiment indicate that CP violation in neutrino mixing may be observed in the future by long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. We explore the physics program of an extension to the currently approved T2K running of $7.8\times 10^{21}$ protons-on-target to $20\times 10^{21}$ protons-on-target,aiming at initial observation of CP violation with 3$\,\sigma$ or higher significance for the case of maximum CP violation. Read More

We study the origin of neutrino mass from $SO(10)$ arising from $M$ Theory compactified on a $G_2$-manifold. This is linked to the problem of the breaking of the extra $U(1)$ gauge group, in the $SU(5)\times U(1)$ subgroup of $SO(10)$, which we show can achieved via a (generalised) Kolda-Martin mechanism. The resulting neutrino masses arise from a combination of the seesaw mechanism and induced R-parity breaking contributions. Read More

How black holes accrete surrounding matter is a fundamental, yet unsolved question in astrophysics. It is generally believed that matter is absorbed into black holes via accretion disks, the state of which depends primarily on the mass-accretion rate. When this rate approaches the critical rate (the Eddington limit), thermal instability is supposed to occur in the inner disc, causing repetitive patterns of large-amplitude X-ray variability (oscillations) on timescales of minutes to hours. Read More

We show how a minimal (littlest) seesaw model involving two right-handed neutrinos and a very constrained Dirac mass matrix, with one texture zero and two independent Dirac masses, may arise from $S_4\times U(1)$ symmetry in a semi-direct supersymmetric model. The resulting CSD3 form of neutrino mass matrix only depends on two real mass parameters plus one undetermined phase. We show how the phase may be fixed to be one of the cube roots of unity by extending the $S_4\times U(1)$ symmetry to include a product of $Z_3$ factors together with a CP symmetry, which is spontaneously broken leaving a single residual $Z_3$ in the charged lepton sector and a residual $Z_2$ in the neutrino sector, with suppressed higher order corrections. Read More

The cosmic microwave background (CMB) is one of the finest probes of cosmology. Its all-sky temperature and linear polarization (LP) fluctuations have been measured precisely at a level of deltaT/TCMB ~10^{-6}. In comparison, circular polarization (CP) of the CMB, however, has not been precisely explored. Read More

2016May
Authors: T2K Collaboration, K. Abe, C. Andreopoulos, M. Antonova, S. Aoki, A. Ariga, S. Assylbekov, D. Autiero, S. Ban, M. Barbi, G. J. Barker, G. Barr, P. Bartet-Friburg, M. Batkiewicz, F. Bay, V. Berardi, S. Berkman, S. Bhadra, S. Bienstock, A. Blondel, S. Bolognesi, S. Bordoni, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Bravar, C. Bronner, M. Buizza Avanzini, R. G. Calland, T. Campbell, S. Cao, J. Caravaca Rodríguez, S. L. Cartwright, R. Castillo, M. G. Catanesi, A. Cervera, D. Cherdack, N. Chikuma, G. Christodoulou, A. Clifton, J. Coleman, G. Collazuol, D. Coplowe, L. Cremonesi, A. Dabrowska, G. De Rosa, T. Dealtry, P. F. Denner, S. R. Dennis, C. Densham, D. Dewhurst, F. Di Lodovico, S. Di Luise, S. Dolan, O. Drapier, K. E. Duffy, J. Dumarchez, S. Dytman, M. Dziewiecki, S. Emery-Schrenk, A. Ereditato, T. Feusels, A. J. Finch, G. A. Fiorentini, M. Friend, Y. Fujii, D. Fukuda, Y. Fukuda, A. P. Furmanski, V. Galymov, A. Garcia, S. G. Giffin, C. Giganti, K. Gilje, F. Gizzarelli, M. Gonin, N. Grant, D. R. Hadley, L. Haegel, M. D. Haigh, P. Hamilton, D. Hansen, J. Harada, T. Hara, M. Hartz, T. Hasegawa, N. C. Hastings, T. Hayashino, Y. Hayato, R. L. Helmer, M. Hierholzer, A. Hillairet, A. Himmel, T. Hiraki, S. Hirota, M. Hogan, J. Holeczek, S. Horikawa, F. Hosomi, K. Huang, A. K. Ichikawa, K. Ieki, M. Ikeda, J. Imber, J. Insler, R. A. Intonti, T. J. Irvine, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, E. Iwai, K. Iwamoto, A. Izmaylov, A. Jacob, B. Jamieson, M. Jiang, S. Johnson, J. H. Jo, P. Jonsson, C. K. Jung, M. Kabirnezhad, A. C. Kaboth, T. Kajita, H. Kakuno, J. Kameda, D. Karlen, I. Karpikov, T. Katori, E. Kearns, M. Khabibullin, A. Khotjantsev, D. Kielczewska, T. Kikawa, H. Kim, J. Kim, S. King, J. Kisiel, A. Knight, A. Knox, T. Kobayashi, L. Koch, T. Koga, A. Konaka, K. Kondo, A. Kopylov, L. L. Kormos, A. Korzenev, Y. Koshio, W. Kropp, Y. Kudenko, R. Kurjata, T. Kutter, J. Lagoda, I. Lamont, E. Larkin, P. Lasorak, M. Laveder, M. Lawe, M. Lazos, T. Lindner, Z. J. Liptak, R. P. Litchfield, X. Li, A. Longhin, J. P. Lopez, T. Lou, L. Ludovici, X. Lu, L. Magaletti, K. Mahn, M. Malek, S. Manly, A. D. Marino, J. Marteau, J. F. Martin, P. Martins, S. Martynenko, T. Maruyama, V. Matveev, K. Mavrokoridis, W. Y. Ma, E. Mazzucato, M. McCarthy, N. McCauley, K. S. McFarland, C. McGrew, A. Mefodiev, C. Metelko, M. Mezzetto, P. Mijakowski, C. A. Miller, A. Minamino, O. Mineev, S. Mine, A. Missert, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, Th. A. Mueller, S. Murphy, J. Myslik, T. Nakadaira, M. Nakahata, K. G. Nakamura, K. Nakamura, K. D. Nakamura, S. Nakayama, T. Nakaya, K. Nakayoshi, C. Nantais, C. Nielsen, M. Nirkko, K. Nishikawa, Y. Nishimura, P. Novella, J. Nowak, H. M. O'Keeffe, R. Ohta, K. Okumura, T. Okusawa, W. Oryszczak, S. M. Oser, T. Ovsyannikova, R. A. Owen, Y. Oyama, V. Palladino, J. L. Palomino, V. Paolone, N. D. Patel, M. Pavin, D. Payne, J. D. Perkin, Y. Petrov, L. Pickard, L. Pickering, E. S. Pinzon Guerra, C. Pistillo, B. Popov, M. Posiadala-Zezula, J. -M. Poutissou, R. Poutissou, P. Przewlocki, B. Quilain, T. Radermacher, E. Radicioni, P. N. Ratoff, M. Ravonel, M. A. M. Rayner, A. Redij, E. Reinherz-Aronis, C. Riccio, P. Rojas, E. Rondio, S. Roth, A. Rubbia, A. Rychter, R. Sacco, K. Sakashita, F. Sánchez, F. Sato, E. Scantamburlo, K. Scholberg, S. Schoppmann, J. Schwehr, M. Scott, Y. Seiya, T. Sekiguchi, H. Sekiya, D. Sgalaberna, R. Shah, A. Shaikhiev, F. Shaker, D. Shaw, M. Shiozawa, T. Shirahige, S. Short, M. Smy, J. T. Sobczyk, H. Sobel, M. Sorel, L. Southwell, P. Stamoulis, J. Steinmann, T. Stewart, P. Stowell, Y. Suda, S. Suvorov, A. Suzuki, K. Suzuki, S. Y. Suzuki, Y. Suzuki, R. Tacik, M. Tada, S. Takahashi, A. Takeda, Y. Takeuchi, H. K. Tanaka, H. A. Tanaka, D. Terhorst, R. Terri, T. Thakore, L. F. Thompson, S. Tobayama, W. Toki, T. Tomura, C. Touramanis, T. Tsukamoto, M. Tzanov, Y. Uchida, A. Vacheret, M. Vagins, Z. Vallari, G. Vasseur, T. Wachala, K. Wakamatsu, C. W. Walter, D. Wark, W. Warzycha, M. O. Wascko, A. Weber, R. Wendell, R. J. Wilkes, M. J. Wilking, C. Wilkinson, J. R. Wilson, R. J. Wilson, Y. Yamada, K. Yamamoto, M. Yamamoto, C. Yanagisawa, T. Yano, S. Yen, N. Yershov, M. Yokoyama, J. Yoo, K. Yoshida, T. Yuan, M. Yu, A. Zalewska, J. Zalipska, L. Zambelli, K. Zaremba, M. Ziembicki, E. D. Zimmerman, M. Zito, J. . Zmuda

The T2K off-axis near detector, ND280, is used to make the first differential cross section measurements of muon neutrino charged current single positive pion production on a water target at energies ${\sim}0.8$ GeV. The differential measurements are presented as a function of muon and pion kinematics, in the restricted phase-space defined by $p_{\pi^+}>200$MeV/c, $p_{\mu^-}>200$MeV/c, $\cos \theta_{\pi^+}>0. Read More

We analyse the low energy predictions of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) arising from a GUT scale Pati-Salam gauge group further constrained by an $A_4 \times Z_5$ family symmetry, resulting in four soft scalar masses at the GUT scale: one left-handed soft mass $m_0$ and three right-handed soft masses $m_1,m_2,m_3$, one for each generation. We demonstrate that this model, which was initially developed to describe the neutrino sector, can explain collider and non-collider measurements such as the dark matter relic density, the Higgs boson mass and, in particular, the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon $(g-2)_\mu$. Since about two decades, $(g-2)_\mu$ suffers a puzzling about 3$\,\sigma$ excess of the experimentally measured value over the theoretical prediction, which our model is able to fully resolve. Read More

We discuss the possibility of enforcing a massless Majorana neutrino in the direct and semi-direct approaches to lepton mixing, in which the PMNS matrix is partly predicted by subgroups of a discrete family symmetry, extending previous group searches up to order 1535. We find a phenomenologically viable scheme for the semi-direct approach based on $Q(648)$ which contains $\Delta(27)$ and the quaternion group as subgroups. This leads to novel predictions for the first column of the PMNS matrix corresponding to a normal neutrino mass hierarchy with $m_1=0$, and sum rules for the mixing angles and phase which are characterised by the solar angle being on the low side $\theta_{12}\sim 31^{\circ}$ and the Dirac (oscillation) CP phase $\delta$ being either about $\pm 45^\circ$ or $\pm \pi$. Read More

In T2K $\nu_{\mu} \rightarrow \nu_{e}$ oscillation analyses, electron neutrinos are the signal at the far detector. For the beam peak energy, $\sim 0.6 \,$GeV, charged current quasi-elastic (CCQE) neutrino interactions dominate. Read More

2016Apr
Authors: K. Abe, C. Andreopoulos, M. Antonova, S. Aoki, A. Ariga, S. Assylbekov, D. Autiero, S. Ban, M. Barbi, G. J. Barker, G. Barr, P. Bartet-Friburg, M. Batkiewicz, F. Bay, V. Berardi, S. Berkman, S. Bhadra, A. Blondel, S. Bolognesi, S. Bordoni, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Bravar, C. Bronner, M. Buizza Avanzini, R. G. Calland, T. Campbell, S. Cao, J. Caravaca Rodríguez, S. L. Cartwright, R. Castillo, M. G. Catanesi, A. Cervera, D. Cherdack, N. Chikuma, G. Christodoulou, A. Clifton, J. Coleman, G. Collazuol, D. Coplowe, L. Cremonesi, A. Dabrowska, G. De Rosa, T. Dealtry, P. F. Denner, S. R. Dennis, C. Densham, D. Dewhurst, F. Di Lodovico, S. Di Luise, S. Dolan, O. Drapier, K. E. Duffy, J. Dumarchez, S. Dytman, M. Dziewiecki, S. Emery-Schrenk, A. Ereditato, T. Feusels, A. J. Finch, G. A. Fiorentini, M. Friend, Y. Fujii, D. Fukuda, Y. Fukuda, A. P. Furmanski, V. Galymov, A. Garcia, S. G. Giffin, C. Giganti, F. Gizzarelli, M. Gonin, N. Grant, D. R. Hadley, L. Haegel, M. D. Haigh, P. Hamilton, D. Hansen, J. Harada, T. Hara, M. Hartz, T. Hasegawa, N. C. Hastings, T. Hayashino, Y. Hayato, R. L. Helmer, M. Hierholzer, A. Hillairet, A. Himmel, T. Hiraki, S. Hirota, M. Hogan, J. Holeczek, S. Horikawa, F. Hosomi, K. Huang, A. K. Ichikawa, K. Ieki, M. Ikeda, J. Imber, J. Insler, R. A. Intonti, T. J. Irvine, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, E. Iwai, K. Iwamoto, A. Izmaylov, A. Jacob, B. Jamieson, M. Jiang, S. Johnson, J. H. Jo, P. Jonsson, C. K. Jung, M. Kabirnezhad, A. C. Kaboth, T. Kajita, H. Kakuno, J. Kameda, D. Karlen, I. Karpikov, T. Katori, E. Kearns, M. Khabibullin, A. Khotjantsev, D. Kielczewska, T. Kikawa, H. Kim, J. Kim, S. King, J. Kisiel, A. Knight, A. Knox, T. Kobayashi, L. Koch, T. Koga, A. Konaka, K. Kondo, A. Kopylov, L. L. Kormos, A. Korzenev, Y. Koshio, W. Kropp, Y. Kudenko, R. Kurjata, T. Kutter, J. Lagoda, I. Lamont, E. Larkin, P. Lasorak, M. Laveder, M. Lawe, M. Lazos, T. Lindner, Z. J. Liptak, R. P. Litchfield, X. Li, A. Longhin, J. P. Lopez, T. Lou, L. Ludovici, X. Lu, L. Magaletti, K. Mahn, M. Malek, S. Manly, A. D. Marino, J. Marteau, J. F. Martin, P. Martins, S. Martynenko, T. Maruyama, V. Matveev, K. Mavrokoridis, W. Y. Ma, E. Mazzucato, M. McCarthy, N. McCauley, K. S. McFarland, C. McGrew, A. Mefodiev, C. Metelko, M. Mezzetto, P. Mijakowski, A. Minamino, O. Mineev, S. Mine, A. Missert, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, Th. A. Mueller, S. Murphy, J. Myslik, T. Nakadaira, M. Nakahata, K. G. Nakamura, K. Nakamura, K. D. Nakamura, S. Nakayama, T. Nakaya, K. Nakayoshi, C. Nantais, C. Nielsen, M. Nirkko, K. Nishikawa, Y. Nishimura, P. Novella, J. Nowak, H. M. O'Keeffe, R. Ohta, K. Okumura, T. Okusawa, W. Oryszczak, S. M. Oser, T. Ovsyannikova, R. A. Owen, Y. Oyama, V. Palladino, J. L. Palomino, V. Paolone, N. D. Patel, M. Pavin, D. Payne, J. D. Perkin, Y. Petrov, L. Pickard, L. Pickering, E. S. Pinzon Guerra, C. Pistillo, B. Popov, M. Posiadala-Zezula, J. -M. Poutissou, R. Poutissou, P. Przewlocki, B. Quilain, T. Radermacher, E. Radicioni, P. N. Ratoff, M. Ravonel, M. A. M. Rayner, A. Redij, E. Reinherz-Aronis, C. Riccio, P. Rojas, E. Rondio, S. Roth, A. Rubbia, A. Rychter, R. Sacco, K. Sakashita, F. Sánchez, F. Sato, E. Scantamburlo, K. Scholberg, S. Schoppmann, J. Schwehr, M. Scott, Y. Seiya, T. Sekiguchi, H. Sekiya, D. Sgalaberna, R. Shah, A. Shaikhiev, F. Shaker, D. Shaw, M. Shiozawa, T. Shirahige, S. Short, M. Smy, J. T. Sobczyk, H. Sobel, M. Sorel, L. Southwell, P. Stamoulis, J. Steinmann, T. Stewart, P. Stowell, Y. Suda, S. Suvorov, A. Suzuki, K. Suzuki, S. Y. Suzuki, Y. Suzuki, R. Tacik, M. Tada, S. Takahashi, A. Takeda, Y. Takeuchi, H. K. Tanaka, H. A. Tanaka, D. Terhorst, R. Terri, T. Thakore, L. F. Thompson, S. Tobayama, W. Toki, T. Tomura, C. Touramanis, T. Tsukamoto, M. Tzanov, Y. Uchida, A. Vacheret, M. Vagins, Z. Vallari, G. Vasseur, T. Wachala, K. Wakamatsu, C. W. Walter, D. Wark, W. Warzycha, M. O. Wascko, A. Weber, R. Wendell, R. J. Wilkes, M. J. Wilking, C. Wilkinson, J. R. Wilson, R. J. Wilson, Y. Yamada, K. Yamamoto, M. Yamamoto, C. Yanagisawa, T. Yano, S. Yen, N. Yershov, M. Yokoyama, J. Yoo, K. Yoshida, T. Yuan, M. Yu, A. Zalewska, J. Zalipska, L. Zambelli, K. Zaremba, M. Ziembicki, E. D. Zimmerman, M. Zito, J. Żmuda

We report the first measurement of the flux-averaged cross section for charged current coherent $\pi^{+}$ production on carbon for neutrino energies less than 1.5 GeV to a restricted final state phase space region in the T2K near detector, ND280. Comparisons are made with predictions from the Rein-Sehgal coherent production model and the model by Alvarez-Ruso {\it et al. Read More

CP-odd invariants provide a basis independent way of studying the CP properties of Lagrangians. We propose powerful methods for constructing basis invariants and determining whether they are CP-odd or CP-even, then systematically construct all of the simplest CP-odd invariants up to a given order, finding many new ones. The CP-odd invariants are valid for general potentials when expressed in a standard form. Read More

We propose two novel techniques --- stacking bottleneck features and minimum generation error training criterion --- to improve the performance of deep neural network (DNN)-based speech synthesis. The techniques address the related issues of frame-by-frame independence and ignorance of the relationship between static and dynamic features, within current typical DNN-based synthesis frameworks. Stacking bottleneck features, which are an acoustically--informed linguistic representation, provides an efficient way to include more detailed linguistic context at the input. Read More

2016Feb
Authors: T2K collaboration, K. Abe, C. Andreopoulos, M. Antonova, S. Aoki, A. Ariga, S. Assylbekov, D. Autiero, M. Barbi, G. J. Barker, G. Barr, P. Bartet-Friburg, M. Batkiewicz, V. Berardi, S. Berkman, S. Bhadra, A. Blondel, S. Bolognesi, S. Bordoni, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Bravar, C. Bronner, M. Buizza Avanzini, R. G. Calland, S. Cao, J. Caravaca Rodríguez, S. L. Cartwright, R. Castillo, M. G. Catanesi, A. Cervera, D. Cherdack, N. Chikuma, G. Christodoulou, A. Clifton, J. Coleman, G. Collazuol, L. Cremonesi, A. Dabrowska, G. De Rosa, T. Dealtry, P. F. Denner, S. R. Dennis, C. Densham, D. Dewhurst, F. Di Lodovico, S. Di Luise, S. Dolan, O. Drapier, K. E. Duffy, J. Dumarchez, S. Dytman, M. Dziewiecki, S. Emery-Schrenk, A. Ereditato, T. Feusels, A. J. Finch, G. A. Fiorentini, M. Friend, Y. Fujii, D. Fukuda, Y. Fukuda, A. P. Furmanski, V. Galymov, A. Garcia, S. G. Giffin, C. Giganti, F. Gizzarelli, M. Gonin, N. Grant, D. R. Hadley, L. Haegel, M. D. Haigh, P. Hamilton, D. Hansen, T. Hara, M. Hartz, T. Hasegawa, N. C. Hastings, T. Hayashino, Y. Hayato, R. L. Helmer, M. Hierholzer, A. Hillairet, A. Himmel, T. Hiraki, S. Hirota, M. Hogan, J. Holeczek, S. Horikawa, F. Hosomi, K. Huang, A. K. Ichikawa, K. Ieki, M. Ikeda, J. Imber, J. Insler, R. A. Intonti, T. J. Irvine, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, E. Iwai, K. Iwamoto, A. Izmaylov, A. Jacob, B. Jamieson, M. Jiang, S. Johnson, J. H. Jo, P. Jonsson, C. K. Jung, M. Kabirnezhad, A. C. Kaboth, T. Kajita, H. Kakuno, J. Kameda, D. Karlen, I. Karpikov, T. Katori, E. Kearns, M. Khabibullin, A. Khotjantsev, D. Kielczewska, T. Kikawa, H. Kim, J. Kim, S. King, J. Kisiel, A. Knight, A. Knox, T. Kobayashi, L. Koch, T. Koga, A. Konaka, K. Kondo, A. Kopylov, L. L. Kormos, A. Korzenev, Y. Koshio, W. Kropp, Y. Kudenko, R. Kurjata, T. Kutter, J. Lagoda, I. Lamont, E. Larkin, P. Lasorak, M. Laveder, M. Lawe, M. Lazos, T. Lindner, Z. J. Liptak, R. P. Litchfield, X. Li, A. Longhin, J. P. Lopez, L. Ludovici, X. Lu, L. Magaletti, K. Mahn, M. Malek, S. Manly, A. D. Marino, J. Marteau, J. F. Martin, P. Martins, S. Martynenko, T. Maruyama, V. Matveev, K. Mavrokoridis, W. Y. Ma, E. Mazzucato, M. McCarthy, N. McCauley, K. S. McFarland, C. McGrew, A. Mefodiev, M. Mezzetto, P. Mijakowski, A. Minamino, O. Mineev, S. Mine, A. Missert, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, Th. A. Mueller, S. Murphy, J. Myslik, T. Nakadaira, M. Nakahata, K. G. Nakamura, K. Nakamura, K. D. Nakamura, S. Nakayama, T. Nakaya, K. Nakayoshi, C. Nantais, C. Nielsen, M. Nirkko, K. Nishikawa, Y. Nishimura, J. Nowak, H. M. O'Keeffe, R. Ohta, K. Okumura, T. Okusawa, W. Oryszczak, S. M. Oser, T. Ovsyannikova, R. A. Owen, Y. Oyama, V. Palladino, J. L. Palomino, V. Paolone, N. D. Patel, M. Pavin, D. Payne, J. D. Perkin, Y. Petrov, L. Pickard, L. Pickering, E. S. Pinzon Guerra, C. Pistillo, B. Popov, M. Posiadala-Zezula, J. -M. Poutissou, R. Poutissou, P. Przewlocki, B. Quilain, E. Radicioni, P. N. Ratoff, M. Ravonel, M. A. M. Rayner, A. Redij, E. Reinherz-Aronis, C. Riccio, P. Rojas, E. Rondio, S. Roth, A. Rubbia, A. Rychter, R. Sacco, K. Sakashita, F. Sánchez, F. Sato, E. Scantamburlo, K. Scholberg, S. Schoppmann, J. Schwehr, M. Scott, Y. Seiya, T. Sekiguchi, H. Sekiya, D. Sgalaberna, R. Shah, A. Shaikhiev, F. Shaker, D. Shaw, M. Shiozawa, T. Shirahige, S. Short, M. Smy, J. T. Sobczyk, M. Sorel, L. Southwell, P. Stamoulis, J. Steinmann, T. Stewart, Y. Suda, S. Suvorov, A. Suzuki, K. Suzuki, S. Y. Suzuki, Y. Suzuki, R. Tacik, M. Tada, S. Takahashi, A. Takeda, Y. Takeuchi, H. K. Tanaka, H. A. Tanaka, D. Terhorst, R. Terri, T. Thakore, L. F. Thompson, S. Tobayama, W. Toki, T. Tomura, C. Touramanis, T. Tsukamoto, M. Tzanov, Y. Uchida, A. Vacheret, M. Vagins, Z. Vallari, G. Vasseur, T. Wachala, K. Wakamatsu, C. W. Walter, D. Wark, W. Warzycha, M. O. Wascko, A. Weber, R. Wendell, R. J. Wilkes, M. J. Wilking, C. Wilkinson, J. R. Wilson, R. J. Wilson, Y. Yamada, K. Yamamoto, M. Yamamoto, C. Yanagisawa, T. Yano, S. Yen, N. Yershov, M. Yokoyama, K. Yoshida, T. Yuan, M. Yu, A. Zalewska, J. Zalipska, L. Zambelli, K. Zaremba, M. Ziembicki, E. D. Zimmerman, M. Zito, J. Żmuda

We report the measurement of muon neutrino charged-current interactions on carbon without pions in the final state at the T2K beam energy using 5.734$\times10^{20}$ protons on target. For the first time the measurement is reported as a flux-integrated, double-differential cross-section in muon kinematic variables ($\cos\theta_\mu$, $p_\mu$), without correcting for events where a pion is produced and then absorbed by final state interactions. Read More

We discuss flavour dependent leptogenesis in the framework of lepton flavour models based on discrete flavour and CP symmetries applied to the type-I seesaw model. Working in the flavour basis, we analyse the case of two general residual CP symmetries in the neutrino sector, which corresponds to all possible semi-direct models based on a preserved $Z_2$ in the neutrino sector, together with a CP symmetry, which constrains the PMNS matrix up to a single free parameter which may be fixed by the reactor angle. We systematically study and classify this case for all possible residual CP symmetries, and show that the $R$-matrix is tightly constrained up to a single free parameter, with only certain forms being consistent with successful leptogenesis, leading to possible connections between leptogenesis and PMNS parameters. Read More

The 750-760 GeV diphoton resonance may be identified as one or two scalars and/or one or two pseudoscalars contained in the two singlet superfields S_{1,2} arising from the three 27-dimensional representations of E_6 . The three 27s also contain three copies of colour-triplet charge \mp 1/3 vector-like fermions D,\bar{D} and two copies of charged inert Higgsinos \tilde{H}^{+},\tilde{H}^{-} to which the singlets S_{1,2} may couple. We propose a variant of the E_6SSM where the third singlet S_3 breaks a gauged U(1)_N above the TeV scale, predicting Z'_N, D,\bar{D}, \tilde{H}^{+},\tilde{H}^{-} at LHC Run 2, leaving the two lighter singlets S_{1,2} with masses around 750 GeV. Read More

Recently, recurrent neural networks (RNNs) as powerful sequence models have re-emerged as a potential acoustic model for statistical parametric speech synthesis (SPSS). The long short-term memory (LSTM) architecture is particularly attractive because it addresses the vanishing gradient problem in standard RNNs, making them easier to train. Although recent studies have demonstrated that LSTMs can achieve significantly better performance on SPSS than deep feed-forward neural networks, little is known about why. Read More

We interpret the 750-760 GeV diphoton resonance as one or more of the spinless components of a singlet superfield arising from the three 27-dimensional representations of $E_6$ in F-theory, which also contain three copies of colour-triplet charge $\mp 1/3$ vector-like fermions $D_i,\bar{D}_i$ and inert Higgs doublets to which the singlets may couple. For definiteness we consider (without change) a model that was proposed some time ago which contains such states, as well as bulk exotics, leading to gauge coupling unification. The smoking gun prediction of the model is the existence of other similar spinless resonances, possibly close in mass to 750-760 GeV, decaying into diphotons, as well as the three families of vector-like fermions $D_i,\bar{D}_i$. Read More

We discuss the characteristic low energy phenomenological implications of an SU(5) Supersymmetric Grand Unified Theory (SUSY GUT) whose flavour structure is controlled by the family symmetry S4 x U(1), which provides a good description of all quark and lepton masses, mixings as well as CP violation. Although the model closely mimics Minimal Flavour Violation (MFV) as shown in arXiv:1511.07886, here we focus on the differences. Read More

We revisit a class of $SU(5)$ SUSY GUT models which arise in the context of the spectral cover with Klein Group monodromy $V_4=Z_2\times Z_2$. We show that $Z_2$ matter parities can be realised via new geometric symmetries respected by the spectral cover. We discuss a particular example of this kind, where the low energy effective theory below the GUT scale is just the MSSM with no exotics and standard matter parity, extended by the seesaw mechanism with two right-handed neutrinos. Read More

We propose the Littlest Seesaw (LS) model consisting of just two right-handed neutrinos, where one of them, dominantly responsible for the atmospheric neutrino mass, has couplings to $(\nu_e,\nu_{\mu},\nu_{\tau})$ proportional to $(0,1,1)$, while the subdominant right-handed neutrino, mainly responsible for the solar neutrino mass, has couplings to $(\nu_e,\nu_{\mu},\nu_{\tau})$ proportional to $(1,n,n-2)$. This constrained sequential dominance (CSD) model preserves the first column of the tri-bimaximal (TB) mixing matrix (TM1) and has a reactor angle $\theta_{13} \sim (n-1) \frac{\sqrt{2}}{3} \frac{m_2}{m_3}$. This is a generalisation of CSD ($n=1$) which led to TB mixing and arises almost as easily if $n\geq 1$ is a real number. Read More