Speaker: 
Thomas Neder
Speaker affiliation: 
University of Southampton
Date: 
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 13:00
Room: 
Building 46, seminar room (5th floor)
Title: 
Lepton Mixing, CP, and Discrete Symmetries
Abstract: 

The origin and structure of flavour as well as of CP violation are long-standing problems of the Standard Model and of Physics beyond the SM. Discrete Flavour Symmetries are well-motivated and give at least partial answers to these problems. After a careful review, I will present results of several extensive studies of models with the only surviving series of flavour groups in so-called direct models. Furthermore these groups have been studied in less constrained models. In both cases, the predictions include all mixing angles and Dirac CP phase; and if invariance under a CP symmetry is considered, also Majorana phases.