2-9 July 2014
Valencia, Spain
Europe/Madrid timezone

Precision tests of the Standard Model with kaon decays at CERN

4 Jul 2014, 13:10
25m
Sala 2 ()

Sala 2

Oral presentation Lepton Flavour Violation Lepton Flavour Violation

Speaker

Dr. Gianluca Lamanna (INFN Pisa)

Description

Recent results and prospects for precision tests of the Standard Model in kaon decay in flight experiments at CERN are presented. A measurement of the ratio of leptonic decay rates of the charged kaon at a 0.4% precision constrains the parameter space of new physics models with extended Higgs sector, a fourth generation of quarks and leptons or sterile neutrinos. Searches for heavy neutrino mass states and the dark photon in the ~100 MeV/c$^2$ mass range based on samples collected in 2003-2007 are in progress and prospects will be discussed. The NA62 experiment starting in 2014 will search for a range of lepton number and lepton flavour violating decays of the charged kaon and the neutral pion at improved sensitivities down to ~$10^{-12}$, which will probe new physics scenarios involving heavy Majorana neutrinos or R-parity violating SUSY.

Primary author

Dr. Cristina Lazzeroni (University of Birmingham)

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