Oct 16 – 20, 2016
Europe/Zurich timezone

Gauge flavor symmetry, flavor structure and flavor violation

Oct 18, 2016, 9:00 AM
30m
Oral Searches for symmetry violations and new forces Tu - 1

Speaker

Prof. Zurab Berezhiani (Univ. L'Aquila and Gran Sasso National Laboratories)

Description

I discuss the gauge flavor symmetry (SU(3) and its modifications) between three fermion families. The mass hierarchy between families and the pattern of mixing angles is determined by the breaking pattern of this symmetry which can also lead to predictive schemes. I shall discuss the properties of flavor gauge bosons which should generically induce flavor-nondiagonal couplings, the questions what types of flavor-violating processes they can mediate and how light they can be and whether they can be directly discovered at the LHC.

Primary author

Prof. Zurab Berezhiani (Univ. L'Aquila and Gran Sasso National Laboratories)

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