Speaker: 
Martin Holthausen
Speaker affiliation: 
MPIK Heidelberg
Date: 
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 16:15
Room: 
Building 54 (Maths) Lecture Theatre 5A
Title: 
CP and Discrete Flavour Symmetries
Abstract: 
We discuss issues surrounding the definition of CP transformations in theories with discrete flavour symmetries. We will show that the consistency of the theory implies that every generalised CP transformation can be interpreted as a representation of an automorphism of the discrete group. Using this formalism, we will discuss various approaches that try to derive CP phases from geometrical properties of groups. In particular, we will clear up issues concerning recent claims about geometrical CP violation in models based on T', clarify the origin of 'calculable phases' in Delta(27) and explain why apparently CP violating scalar potentials of A4 result in a CP conserving ground state.