Physics’ Pavel Fileviez Perez publishes article in Physical Review D

On Oct. 11, Pavel Fileviez Perez, of the Department of Physics, published an article in Physical Review D titled “Low Scale Seesaw with Local Lepton Number.”

Article summary

The origin of the charged fermion and gauge bosons masses in the Standard Model of particle physics is well understood. After the discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider, researchers know that spontaneous symmetry breaking plays a fundamental role in nature. It is well known that the Standard Model does not provide a mechanism to generate neutrino masses and one needs to look for a more complete theory.

In this publication, researchers propose a new theory for neutrino masses that predicts a dark matter candidate. This new theory could be tested at the Large Hadron Collider through the observation of exotic signatures related to the origin of neutrino masses. This new theory could be tested and we could know what is the mechanism to explain neutrino masses in nature.