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Title: Theory of Neutrinos: a White Paper

Abstract

During 2004, four divisions of the American Physical Society commissioned a study of neutrino physics to take stock of where the field is at the moment and where it is going in the near and far future. Several working groups looked at various aspects of this vast field. The summary was published as a main report entitled ''The Neutrino Matrix'' accompanied by short 50 page versions of the report of each working group. Theoretical research in this field has been quite extensive and touches many areas and the short 50 page report [1] provided only a brief summary and overview of few of the important points. The theory discussion group felt that it may be of value to the community to publish the entire study as a white paper and the result is the current article. After a brief overview of the present knowledge of neutrino masses and mixing and some popular ways to probe the new physics implied by recent data, the white paper summarizes what can be learned about physics beyond the Standard Model from the various proposed neutrino experiments. It also comments on the impact of the experiments on our understanding of the origin of the matter-antimattermore » asymmetry of the Universe and the basic nature of neutrino interactions as well as the existence of possible additional neutrinos. Extensive references to original literature are provided.« less

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Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
878020
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-11622
hep-ph/0510213; TRN: US0601794
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ASYMMETRY; NEUTRINOS; ORIGIN; PHYSICS; PROBES; STANDARD MODEL; UNIVERSE; Phenomenology-HEP,HEPPH

Citation Formats

Mohapatra, R.N., Antusch, S., Babu, K.S., Barenboim, G., Chen, Mu-Chun, Davidson, S., de Gouvea, A., de Holanda, P., Dutta, Bhaskar, Grossman, Y., Joshipura, A., Kayser, B., Kersten, J., Keum, Y.Y., King, S.F., Langacker, P., Lindner, M., Loinaz, W., Masina, I., Mocioiu, I., Mohanty, S., and /Maryland U. /Madrid, Autonoma U. /Southampton U. /Oklahoma State U. /Valencia U. /Fermilab /Durham U., IPPP /Northwestern U. /Campinas State U. /Regina U. /SLAC /Ahmedabad, Phys. Res. Lab /Fermilab /DESY /Taiwan, Inst. Phys. /Pennsylvania U. /Munich, Tech. U. /Amherst Coll. /Enrico Fermi Ctr., Rome /INFN, Rome /Penn State U. /Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study. Theory of Neutrinos: a White Paper. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/878020.
Mohapatra, R.N., Antusch, S., Babu, K.S., Barenboim, G., Chen, Mu-Chun, Davidson, S., de Gouvea, A., de Holanda, P., Dutta, Bhaskar, Grossman, Y., Joshipura, A., Kayser, B., Kersten, J., Keum, Y.Y., King, S.F., Langacker, P., Lindner, M., Loinaz, W., Masina, I., Mocioiu, I., Mohanty, S., & /Maryland U. /Madrid, Autonoma U. /Southampton U. /Oklahoma State U. /Valencia U. /Fermilab /Durham U., IPPP /Northwestern U. /Campinas State U. /Regina U. /SLAC /Ahmedabad, Phys. Res. Lab /Fermilab /DESY /Taiwan, Inst. Phys. /Pennsylvania U. /Munich, Tech. U. /Amherst Coll. /Enrico Fermi Ctr., Rome /INFN, Rome /Penn State U. /Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study. Theory of Neutrinos: a White Paper. United States. doi:10.2172/878020.
Mohapatra, R.N., Antusch, S., Babu, K.S., Barenboim, G., Chen, Mu-Chun, Davidson, S., de Gouvea, A., de Holanda, P., Dutta, Bhaskar, Grossman, Y., Joshipura, A., Kayser, B., Kersten, J., Keum, Y.Y., King, S.F., Langacker, P., Lindner, M., Loinaz, W., Masina, I., Mocioiu, I., Mohanty, S., and /Maryland U. /Madrid, Autonoma U. /Southampton U. /Oklahoma State U. /Valencia U. /Fermilab /Durham U., IPPP /Northwestern U. /Campinas State U. /Regina U. /SLAC /Ahmedabad, Phys. Res. Lab /Fermilab /DESY /Taiwan, Inst. Phys. /Pennsylvania U. /Munich, Tech. U. /Amherst Coll. /Enrico Fermi Ctr., Rome /INFN, Rome /Penn State U. /Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study. Wed . "Theory of Neutrinos: a White Paper". United States. doi:10.2172/878020. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/878020.
@article{osti_878020,
title = {Theory of Neutrinos: a White Paper},
author = {Mohapatra, R.N. and Antusch, S. and Babu, K.S. and Barenboim, G. and Chen, Mu-Chun and Davidson, S. and de Gouvea, A. and de Holanda, P. and Dutta, Bhaskar and Grossman, Y. and Joshipura, A. and Kayser, B. and Kersten, J. and Keum, Y.Y. and King, S.F. and Langacker, P. and Lindner, M. and Loinaz, W. and Masina, I. and Mocioiu, I. and Mohanty, S. and /Maryland U. /Madrid, Autonoma U. /Southampton U. /Oklahoma State U. /Valencia U. /Fermilab /Durham U., IPPP /Northwestern U. /Campinas State U. /Regina U. /SLAC /Ahmedabad, Phys. Res. Lab /Fermilab /DESY /Taiwan, Inst. Phys. /Pennsylvania U. /Munich, Tech. U. /Amherst Coll. /Enrico Fermi Ctr., Rome /INFN, Rome /Penn State U. /Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study},
abstractNote = {During 2004, four divisions of the American Physical Society commissioned a study of neutrino physics to take stock of where the field is at the moment and where it is going in the near and far future. Several working groups looked at various aspects of this vast field. The summary was published as a main report entitled ''The Neutrino Matrix'' accompanied by short 50 page versions of the report of each working group. Theoretical research in this field has been quite extensive and touches many areas and the short 50 page report [1] provided only a brief summary and overview of few of the important points. The theory discussion group felt that it may be of value to the community to publish the entire study as a white paper and the result is the current article. After a brief overview of the present knowledge of neutrino masses and mixing and some popular ways to probe the new physics implied by recent data, the white paper summarizes what can be learned about physics beyond the Standard Model from the various proposed neutrino experiments. It also comments on the impact of the experiments on our understanding of the origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe and the basic nature of neutrino interactions as well as the existence of possible additional neutrinos. Extensive references to original literature are provided.},
doi = {10.2172/878020},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 11 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Jan 11 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}

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