Title: Recent indications of lepton universality violations: A possible shaking of High Energy Physics in the making
Speaker: Prof. Amarjit Soni (BNL)
Time: 10:00AM, Mar. 22, 2018 (Thursday)
Place: Theoretical Physics Division, 319
Abstract: Recent years have seen a plethora of indications of deviations from the SM. Most notables among these are lepton universality violations [LUV] in charge as well as in neutral current processes, in the muon (g–2) and last but not least in the direct CP violation parameter (eps’). Clearly, if these anomalies persist further scrutiny, they will demand a significant revision of our understanding of basic physics. In this talk three issues regarding these anomalies will be discussed. First a careful critique and reservation of the status of each anomaly will be discussed. Second, model independent implications wherever possible will be offered. Lastly, assuming the anomalies will survive further scrutiny, a theoretically attractive set up that addresses these concerns will be discussed and its important repercussions explored.