Speaker: 
Fredrik Björkeroth
Speaker affiliation: 
University of Southampton
Date: 
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 13:00
Room: 
Building 46, seminar room (5th floor)
Title: 
Building models of flavour with vacuum alignment
Abstract: 
I present an approach to explaining the masses and mixing patterns of neutrinos by introducing a non-Abelian discrete flavour symmetry. Triplets of the flavour group called flavons gain VEVs according to the CSD(n) prescription, which dictates the PMNS parameters and neutrino masses. Results of a numerical fit are presented, showing CSD(3) as the most viable candidate. A renormalisable and successful SU(5) model which produces the CSD(3) alignment is presented, and implications for leptogenesis are discussed.