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Thesis Defense
DISCRETE NON-ABELIAN SYMMETRIES BEYOND THE STANDARD MODEL
Time: 10:30 am
Place: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/95975156310?pwd=czYxQ2NZS0ZGYkZSNnIvVjFuRytxZz09
Speaker: Ariel Rock, Physics PhD Graduate Student
Abstract: Abstract: The use of symmetry has been fundamental in the development of the Standard Model, and we continue to be guided by symmetric considerations in building BSM theories of supersymmetry breaking and flavor. We analyze a minimal flavored gauge mediation model of supersymmetry breaking in which the electroweak Higgs and messenger doublets mix as multiplets of a discrete non-Abelian symmetry given by the group S3. We show that in a specific limit, sizable stop mixing and flavor diagonal soft supersymmetry breaking parameters are achieved. In most of the parameter space, the masses of the colored superpartners are at most in the 5–6 TeV range. We show that couplings at the renormalizable level do not lead to viable quark mixing parameters, requiring the inclusion of higher-dimensional operators. As a concrete exploration of this idea, we show that the Cabibbo angle can be generated within this framework via such couplings and explore the scenario’s phenomenological implications. In a separate direction, we also explore the effects of correlations among observable parameters of neutrino mixing on predictions for the leptonic Dirac CP-violating phase. Focusing on a standard class of theoretical models of neutrino mixing governed by discrete non-Abelian symmetries corrected by a single charged lepton rotation, we show that we can guarantee a physically meaningful prediction for the most likely value of the leptonic Dirac CP-violating phase. Zoom link: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/95975156310?pwd=czYxQ2NZS0ZGYkZSNnIvVjFuRytxZz09 Meeting ID: 959 7515 6310 Passcode: 308679
Host: Lisa Everett, Faculty Advisor
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Cosmology Journal Club
Time: 12:00 pm
Place:
Abstract: Each week, we start with a couple scheduled 15 minute talks about one's research, or an arXiv paper. The last 30 minutes will typically be open to the group for anyone to discuss an arXiv paper.

All are welcome and all fields of cosmology are appropriate.

Contact Ross Cawthon, cawthon@wisc, for more information.

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Meeting ID: 93592708053, passcode: cmbadger

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https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/93592708053?pwd=VWVNMDJXV2N1blV0emg4ZUg3ZGRiUT09
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