New ALP probes from light meson decays


Gori, S. (2022). New ALP probes from light meson decays. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/22110056


Gori, Stefania. New ALP probes from light meson decays. Perimeter Institute, Nov. 15, 2022, https://pirsa.org/22110056


          @misc{ pirsa_22110056,
            doi = {10.48660/22110056},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/22110056},
            author = {Gori, Stefania},
            keywords = {Particle Physics},
            language = {en},
            title = {New ALP probes from light meson decays},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2022},
            month = {nov},
            note = {PIRSA:22110056 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Stefania Gori University of California

Talk Type Scientific Series


Rare meson decays are among the most sensitive probes of both heavy and light new physics. Among them, new physics searches using kaons and pions benefit from their small total decay widths and the availability of very large datasets. In this talk, we first give an overview of new opportunities to search for axion-like particles (ALPs) in light meson decays. Second, we revisit the theory and constraints on ALPs interacting with leptons, pointing out the relevance of charged current meson and W decays to ALPs. This is particularly prominent in models where the ALP couples in an isospin-violating way. Finally, we highlight the role of the future PIONEER experiment in probing these new charged current pion decays to ALPs.

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