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Neutrino Mass and Flavor Grand Unification
Speaker(s): Rabindra Mohapatra
Abstract: During the last ten years, a lot of experimental information has been collected from neutrino oscillation experiments  on the masses and and mixings among the three known  neutrino species. This presents  an almost comparable flavor picture for leptons as is already known to exist for quarks. In the talk I would like to discuss what these results imply for physics beyond the standard model since SM predicts zero neutrino mass. In particular, it seems that one can make a compelling case for the idea of grand unified theory of matter and forces as a candidate theory for neutrinos as well as providing a possible route to flavor unification. I will  outline these arguments,  present a candidate theory and discuss  its tests.
Date: 10/04/2012 - 1:00 pm
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