Flavour Anomalies: hints of new non-universal interactions?

Event

When:
Fri, 01 Apr 2022, 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Category:
Spring 2022
Who:
Antonio Pich
Affiliation:
IFIC, University of Valencia

Description

The replication of the elementary constituents of matter in three fermionic families is one of the more puzzling aspects of our current description of the microscopic world. In the Standard Model, the three families have identical gauge interactions and only differ in their couplings to the Higgs field that generate the observed diversity of masses. This picture has been challenged by a series of anomalies emerging from recent flavour data, which suggest that the interactions of the three known leptons (electron, muon and tau) could be slightly different. An overview of the current status will be presented.