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Probing physics beyond the standard model in neutrino experiments

Grant number: 18/21745-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2019
Status:Discontinued
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Elementary Particle Physics and Fields
Principal Investigator:Orlando Luis Goulart Peres
Grantee:Zahra Khajeh Tabrizi
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/19164-6 - Challenges in the 21st century in neutrino physics and astrophysics, AP.TEM

Abstract

Over the past decades, the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics has been an extremely successful theory, providing an excellent description of most of the phenomena of particle physics. Yet, there are fundamental physics phenomena that the SM does not explain adequately: for instance, the origin of neutrino masses, Dark Matter, matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe. To solve these problems and go further, we must look for evidence for physics beyond the Standard Model. This research proposal, described below, is mainly founded based on these two pillars: both on experimental results and theoretical motivation.