Seminars IFIC

Webinar: Neutrino masses from gravity

by Jessica Turner (FermiLab)

retransmitted from IFIC Seminar Room, 1.1.1 (Online)

retransmitted from IFIC Seminar Room, 1.1.1


Paterna (Valencia)

In this talk I will discuss neutrino masses in general and demonstrate that non-zero neutrino masses can be generated from gravitational interactions. In this work we  solve the Schwinger-Dyson equations to find a non-trivial vacuum thereby determining the scale of the neutrino condensate and the number of new particle degrees of freedom required for gravitationally induced dynamical chiral symmetry breaking. We show for minimal beyond the Standard Model particle content, the scale of the condensation occurs close to the Planck scale.

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