Portorož 2021: Physics of the Flavourful Universe

Borut Bajc (J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana), Jernej Fesel Kamenik (Jozef Stefan Institute (SI)), Miha Nemevsek, Nejc Košnik (J. Stefan Institute, University of Ljubljana), Sasa Prelovsek, Svjetlana Fajfer (Univ. of Ljubljana and Inst. J. Stefan)

The primary goal of the sixth in the series of biennial Portoroz workshops is to discuss complementary aspects of precision elementary particle phenomenology both within the standard model and beyond: those relevant for the third and high luminosity runs of the Large Hadron Collider and possible future high energy colliders; in high intensity experiments measuring quark/lepton number, flavour and CP violation; in astroparticle experiments probing the matter content of the universe. Planned topics to be covered include Higgs boson and electroweak physics, top quark physics, flavour phenomena and CP violation, neutrino physics, dark matter as well as other particle dynamics in the early universe. The program will consist of plenary talks covering recent theoretical advances in the field as well as a small number of experimental reviews.

Recorded talks are available via Videolectures.net.

  • Admir Greljo
  • Aleks Smolkovic
  • Aleksandr Azatov
  • Alex Pomarol
  • Alexander Lenz
  • Anja Novosel
  • Arman Korajac
  • Asmaa Abada
  • Barry Dillon
  • Ben Stefanek
  • Benedetta Belfatto
  • Benjamin Fuks
  • Blazenka Melic
  • Blaž Bortolato
  • Borut Bajc
  • Claudia Cornella
  • Damir Becirevic
  • Dario Buttazzo
  • Darius Faroughy
  • David Marzocca
  • Diego Guadagnoli
  • Ennio Salvioni
  • Enrico Maria Sessolo
  • Giacomo Cacciapaglia
  • Gilly Elor
  • Greg Landsberg
  • Ilja Doršner
  • Ivan Nišandžić
  • Ivica Picek
  • Jacobo Lopez Pavon
  • James Gratrex
  • Javier Fuentes-Martin
  • Jernej F. Kamenik
  • Joachim Kopp
  • Kamila Kowalska
  • Keri Vos
  • Lorenzo Ubaldi
  • Luka Senekovič
  • Manuel Szewc
  • Marco Drewes
  • Marco Fedele
  • Marco Matteini
  • Martin Gonzalez-Alonso
  • Martin Gorbahn
  • Matteo Viel
  • Michal Malinský
  • Michele Redi
  • Michele Tammaro
  • Miguel Escudero
  • Miha Nemevšek
  • Mitja Sadl
  • Nejc Košnik
  • Novoa-Brunet Martin
  • Odysse Halim
  • Olcyr Sumensari
  • Oleg Antipin
  • Oliver Witzel
  • Pere Arnan
  • Peter Stangl
  • Richard Ruiz
  • Robert Ziegler
  • Sasa Prelovsek
  • Sebastien Descotes-Genon
  • Shaikh Saad
  • Stéphane Lavignac
  • Svjetlana Fajfer
  • Thomas Schwetz
  • Ulrich Nierste
  • Vasja Susič
  • Zurab Berezhiani
    • 8:00 AM 9:00 AM
      Registration 1h
    • 9:00 AM 9:10 AM
      Workshop opening
    • 9:10 AM 10:35 AM
      Astroparticle and cosmology
      • 9:10 AM
        Review of Gravitational Wave Results from the LIGO-Virgo-Kagra Collaboration 35m

        It has been 6 years since the first gravitational wave event GW150914. Here, I review some of the most recent and exciting gravitational wave results. I will discuss the status of the current gravitational wave detectors and their performance as a network. I will summarize the, gravitational wave detections of the past observing runs, as well as the perspectives of the future observing runs. I will also highlight several special events.

        Speaker: Dr Odysse Halim (INFN Trieste)
      • 9:45 AM
        Inflaxion dark matter 25m

        A kinetic mixing between the axion and the inflaton allows for a production of axion dark matter even if the inflationary Hubble scale is smaller than the zero-temperature axion mass. I will discuss the axion dynamics in this "inflaxion" framework, and present a cosmological scenario where the axion can drift away from its vacuum during the reheating epoch, giving rise to the observed dark matter abundance.

        Speaker: Lorenzo Ubaldi (SISSA)
      • 10:10 AM
        Dark Matter and Structure Formation 25m

        I will review perspectives for indirect Dark Matter searches using different set of observables at small and medium scales and at low and high redshift.
        I will also discuss neutrino constraints from cosmological data.

        Speaker: Matteo Viel
    • 10:35 AM 10:55 AM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 10:55 AM 12:20 PM
      • 10:55 AM
        Recent Highlights from ATLAS and CMS 35m

        In this talk, I'll cover recent experimental highlights from ATLAS and CMS, with an emphasis on the topics related to the physics of flavor and tests of violations of fundamental symmetries.

        Speaker: Greg Landsberg (Brown University (US))
      • 11:30 AM
        Perturbative unitarity constraints on generic Yukawa interactions 25m

        We study perturbative unitarity constraints on generic Yukawa interactions where the involved fields have arbitrary quantum numbers under an $\prod_i SU(N_i) \otimes U(1)$ group. We derive compact expressions for the bounds on the Yukawa couplings for the cases where the fields transform under the trivial, fundamental or adjoint representation of the various $SU(N)$ factors. We apply our results to specific models formulated to explain the anomalous measurements of $(g-2)_\mu$ and of the charged- and neutral-current decays of the $B$ mesons. We show that, while these models can generally still explain the observed experimental values, the required Yukawa couplings are pushed at the edge of the perturbative regime.

        Speaker: Pere Arnan (INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics)
      • 11:55 AM
        Interplay of New Physics effects in $(g-2)_\ell$ and $h\to\ell^+\ell^-$ in SMEFT 25m

        In this talk we study the correlation of NP effects between two observables, the lepton anomalous magnetic moment and the Higgs to two leptons decay, using one-loop improved SMEFT. Interestingly, only a small subset of five operators is needed to account for these effects and their mixing leads to chirally enhanced diagrams due to top-quarks in the loop. We compare the numerical results of this analysis with the current bounds on the observables and derive limits on the NP scale. Moreover, we build two simple UV extensions, Two Higgs Doublet Model and Scalar LeptoQuark, and show that the tree level matching with the SMEFT operators and the following running provides a good approximation of the full theory results for both observables.

        Speaker: Michele Tammaro
    • 2:30 PM 4:10 PM
      • 2:30 PM
        B-Physics anomalies: from data to New Physics models 25m

        The hints of Lepton Flavor Universality violation observed in semi-leptonic B decays, often referred to as the B-physics anomalies, are among the most interesting results reported by experiments in the last years. In this talk, I will discuss possible New Physics explanations of these phenomena, which generically imply large effects also in other observables, both at low and high energy. In particular, I will focus on a combined explanation involving the vector leptoquark, summarize its experimental signatures and briefly discuss a possible UV completion featuring flavor-non-universal gauge interactions.

        Speaker: Claudia Cornella (Universität Zürich)
      • 2:55 PM
        Flavor anomalies confront asymptotic safety 25m

        I will discuss how the framework of asymptotic safety above the Planck scale can be employed to derive specific predictions for scalar leptoquark solution to the b to s flavor anomalies. The presence of an interactive UV fixed point in the system of gauge and Yukawa couplings imposes a set of boundary conditions at the Planck scale, which allows one to determine low-energy values of the leptoquark Yukawa matrix elements. As a consequence, the allowed leptoquark mass range can be significantly narrowed down. To be in agreement with the b to s anomalies, the leptoquark mass should lie between 4 and 10 TeV, which puts it entirely in reach of a hadron-hadron collider with 100 TeV c.o.m. energy.

        Speaker: Dr Kamila Kowalska (National Centre for Nuclear Research)
      • 3:20 PM
        g-2 from MeV ALPs 25m

        I will talk about the possibility to address the recent result for the muon (g-2) with an axion-like particle (ALP) at the MeV scale. This particle promptly decays to electrons, which permits to account for the XENON1T excess as in arXiv:2011.08919 and to identify the ALP with the QCD axion of arXiv:1710.03764.

        Speaker: Robert Ziegler (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE))
      • 3:45 PM
        A new potential $B$-flavour anomaly in $B_{d,s}\to K^{*0}\bar{K}^{*0}$ 25m

        In the context of the recently measured non-leptonic decays $B_{d}\to K^{*0}\bar{K}^{*0}$ and $B_{s}\to K^{*0}\bar{K}^{*0}$ we analyse the anatomy of the $L_{K^{*0}\bar{K}^{*0}}$ observable that compares the longitudinal components of both decays. This observable is cleaner than the longitudinal polarisation fraction as it is afflicted only at subleading order in a $1/m_b$ expansion by the theoretical uncertainties arising in the transverse components entering the polarisation fraction.
        We find for the SM prediction $L_{K^* \bar{K}^*}=19.5^{+9.3}_{-6.8}$, which implies a $2.6\sigma$ tension with respect to the most recent data, pointing to a deficit in the $b \to s$ transition of the non-leptonic decay versus the corresponding $b \to d$ transition. We discuss potential New Physics explanations for this deviation at the level of the Weak Effective Theory and we identify that the two Wilson coefficients ${\cal C}_{4}$ and ${\cal C}_{8g}$ can play a central role in explaining this possible anomaly.

        Speaker: Martin Novoa-Brunet (IJCLab)
    • 4:10 PM 4:30 PM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 4:30 PM 5:20 PM
      Collider physics
      • 4:30 PM
        Unravelling toponium formation and four-top production in present and future LHC data 25m

        With the expected amount of present and future LHC data, top-quark-related phenomena that very scarcely arise offer new ways to test the Standard Model and probe physics beyond it. In this talk, we focus on two of those phenomena: four-top production and toponium formation. In the former case, we examine effective field theory interpretations of current and expected limits, compare them with approaches based on simplified models and put forward a novel strategy to corner potential new physics effects. In the latter case, we show how reported deviations in top-antitop data could reflect the formation of top-antitop bound states at the LHC.

        Speaker: Benjamin Fuks (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))
      • 4:55 PM
        Revisiting the Effective W Approximation at muon colliders 25m

        Starting from collider energies of a few TeV, electroweak vector boson fusion/scattering becomes the dominant production mode at lepton colliders for Standard Model and new physics processes that are relevant to studying the EW sector. We show that in this regime a muon collider would effectively act as a ``high-luminosity weak boson collider,'' offering a wide range of opportunities to precisely measure electroweak and Higgs couplings as well as discover new particles. We also present recent Monte Carlo developments in the context of the MadGraph5_aMC@NLO platform that allow for the precise exploration of arbitrary Standard Model and new physics processes.

        Speaker: Richard Ruiz (Institute of Nuclear Physics (IFJ) PAN)
    • 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
      Workshop reception in the hotel lobby 2h
    • 9:00 AM 10:40 AM
      • 9:00 AM
        CP and T violation in neutrino oscillations 25m

        We review the present determination of neutrino oscillation parameters within the standard 3 flavour scenario, discussing also the status of the CP (and T) violating phase. We emphasize the model-dependence of this approach. Then we show that a much more model-independent way to search for T violation is possible with future long-baseline oscillation experiments, by measuring the oscillation probabilities at the same energy but at different baselines.

        Speaker: Thomas Schwetz (KIT)
      • 9:25 AM
        Reconstructing the mixing angles of a pseudo-Goldstone sterile neutrino 25m

        Low-scale models of neutrino mass generation often feature sterile neutrinos with masses in the GeV-TeV range, which can be produced at colliders through their mix- ing with the Standard Model neutrinos. We consider an alternative scenario in which the sterile neutrino is produced in the decay of a heavier particle, such that its production cross section does not depend on the active-sterile neutrino mixing angles. The mixing angles can be accessed through the decays of the sterile neutrino, provided that they lead to observable displaced vertices. We present an explicit realization of this scenario in which the sterile neutrino is the supersymmetric partner of a pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone boson, and is produced in the decays of higgsino-like neutralinos and charginos. The model predicts the active-sterile neutrino mixing angles in terms of a small number of parameters. We show that a sterile neutrino with a mass between a few 10GeV and 200 GeV can lead to observable displaced vertices at the LHC, and outline a strategy for reconstructing experimentally its mixing angles.

        Speaker: Stephane Lavignac (IPhT Saclay)
      • 9:50 AM
        The Neutrino Magnetic Moment Portal 25m

        We discuss neutrino magnetic moments as a way of constraining physics beyond the Standard Model. In fact, new physics at the TeV scale can easily generate observable neutrino magnetic moments - we discuss in particular possible connections to models aiming to solve the flavor anomalies. We then highlight the multitude of ways of probing neutrino magnetic moments, in particular using direct dark matter detection experiments (which are sensitive to neutrino magnetic moments because of the predicted modifications to the solar neutrino scattering rate), stellar cooling, and cosmological constraints from BBN and from the CMB. Looking into the future, we also mention possible constraints from a future Galactic supernova explosion, and from observations of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos.

        Speaker: Joachim Kopp (CERN)
      • 10:15 AM
        New Physics from oscillations at DUNE near detector 25m

        We will study the capabilities of the DUNE near detector to probe deviations from unitarity of the leptonic mixing matrix, the 3+1 sterile formalism and Non-Standard Interactions affecting neutrino production and detection, clarifying the relation and possible mappings among the three formalisms. Particular attention will be paid to the analysis of the $\nu_\tau$ appearance channel and the impact of spectral uncertainties (which has been widely overlooked in the literature). We will show that this plays a very important role on the results. Nevertheless, even with our conservative and more realistic implementation of systematic uncertainties, we find that an improvement over current bounds in the new physics frameworks considered is generally expected.

        Speaker: Jacobo Lopez Pavon (IFIC, Universitat de València-CSIC)
    • 10:40 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
      • 11:00 AM
        Review of flavour physics experimental results 35m

        The past two decades have seen a remarkable advance in our understanding in our understanding of quark transitions, and in particular the production and decay of heavy flavour hadrons. In this talk I will review the present status of heavy flavour measurements constraining the CKM matrix which governs quark transitions in the Standard Model, as well as measurements probing rare and forbidden processes sensitive to physics beyond the Standard Model.

        Speaker: Vladimir Gligorov (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))
      • 11:35 AM
        Anomalies in rare B decays after Moriond 2021 25m

        Several observables in B-meson decays show discrepancies between
        experimental data and Standard Model (SM) predictions. Recently, LHCb
        has updated their measurement of the lepton flavor universality (LFU)
        observable RK and, finding a 3.1 σ deviation from the SM, reports
        evidence for violation of LFU. This talk will give an overview of the
        anomalies in rare B decays and will discuss their new-physics
        interpretation in the weak effective theory.

        Speaker: Peter Stangl (University of Bern)
    • 2:30 PM 4:10 PM
      • 2:30 PM
        Semileptonic B(s) decays 25m

        Form factors describing exclusive semileptonic $B_{(s)}$ decays allow e.g. to extract the CKM matrix elements $|V_{ub}|$ and $|V_{cb}|$ or obtain predictions for R-ratios testing lepton flavor universality. Using the framework of lattice quantum chromodynamics, we present our results for the semileptonic $B_s \to D_s \ell \nu$, $B_s \to K \ell \nu$, and $B \to \pi \ell \nu$ decays.

        First we obtain scalar and vector form factors with full error budget for the range of momentum transfer directly accessible in our simulations. Next we show $z$-parameterization fits to extend $q^2$ over the kinematically allowed range. These results are used to extract CKM matrix elements, predict $R$-ratios or perform comparisons to other works.

        Speaker: Oliver Witzel (Universität Siegen)
      • 2:55 PM
        Exclusive Vub determination from QCD - solution to Vub puzzle? 25m

        We revisit light-cone sum rule predictions for the full set of local B → π form factors, with focus on the systematic uncertainties that affect this method and carry out a combined fit with the precise lattice QCD results for all form factors simultaneously, in order to provide the most up-to-date exclusive determination of |Vub|. From the world average of the semileptonic B0 → π l ν decay we obtain |Vub| = (3.77 ± 0.15) · 10−3, which is in agreement with the most recent inclusive determination at the 1σ level.
        We provide numerical results for the form factor parameters – including their covariance —based on simultaneous fit of all three form factors to both the sum rule and lattice QCD result and give up-to-date predictions for B → π l ν observables that probe lepton-flavour universality and non-standard weak effective couplings.

        Speaker: Blazenka Melic (Rudjer Boskovic Institute)
      • 3:20 PM
        The story of Vcb, continued 25m

        The determination of the CKM element Vcb from inclusive semileptonic
        b → c semileptonic decays has reached a high precision thanks to a combination of theoretical and experimental efforts. Moreover, the long standing Vcb puzzle, a discrepancy between inclusive and exclusive determinations seems to be disappearing. In this talk, I will discuss the story of Vcb and how to continue towards even higher precision focusing on the inclusive determination. Specifically, I discuss two new strategies to improve the precision. The first is based on reparametrization invariances, which allows including higher power-suppressed terms in the heavy-quark expansion (HQE), the second is a method to control background effects using the HQE.

        Speaker: Kimberley Vos (Universiteit Maastricht (NL))
      • 3:45 PM
        The Cabibbo angle anomalies: indication of new physics at the TeV scale? 25m

        Recent high precision determinations of $V_{us}$ and $V_{ud}$ indicate towards anomalies in the first row of the CKM matrix. Namely, determination of $V_{ud}$ from beta decays and of $V_{us}$ from kaon decays imply a violation of first row unitarity at about $3\sigma$ level. Moreover, there is tension between determinations of $V_{us}$ obtained from leptonic $K\mu2$ and semileptonic $K\ell3$ kaon decays. These discrepancies can be explained if there exist extra vector-like quarks at the TeV scale, which have large enough mixings with the lighter quarks. However, only one type of extra multiplet cannot entirely explain all the discrepancies, and some their combination is required, e.g. two species of isodoublet, or one isodoublet and one (up or down type) isosinglet. These scenarios are testable with future experiments. A different solution can come from the introduction of the gauge horizontal family symmetry acting between the lepton families and spontaneously broken at the scale of about 6 TeV. Since the gauge bosons of this symmetry contribute to muon decay in interference with Standard Model, the Fermi constant is slightly smaller than the muon decay constant so that unitarity is recovered.

        Speaker: Benedetta Belfatto (Gran Sasso Science Institute & INFN)
    • 4:10 PM 4:30 PM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 4:30 PM 6:10 PM
      Astroparticle and cosmology
      • 4:30 PM
        Phase transitions with ultra-relativistc bubbles. 25m

        I will discuss the physics of the first order phase transitions in the early universe. The talk will be focused on the regime with ultra-relativistic bubble expansions. The new mechanisms for DM production and baryon asymmetry generation will be discussed

        Speaker: Aleksandr Azatov (INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics)
      • 4:55 PM
        Mesogenesis 25m

        I will introduce a class of new mechanisms for low-scale baryogenesis and dark matter production that utilize the CP violation within Standard Model meson systems. Mesogenesis mechanisms operate at MeV scales and such, remarkably, are experimentally testable. I will first give an overview of B-Mesogenesis; in which baryogenesis proceeds through the oscillation and subsequent decay into a dark sector of neutral B mesons. B-Mesogenesis is testable at current hadron colliders and B-factories, and I will present results of recent studies that pave the way towards constraining (or discovering) this mechanism. Finally, I will present a recent proposal for D-Mesogenesis which relies on the CP violation of charged D mesons.

        Speaker: Gilly Elor
      • 5:20 PM
        B-Mesogenesis: Baryogenesis and Dark Matter from B Mesons 25m

        In this talk based on 1810.00880 and 2101.02706, I will present a new mechanism for Baryogenesis and Dark Matter production: B-Mesogenesis. Within the B-Mesogenesis paradigm, both the dark matter relic abundance and the baryon asymmetry of the Universe arise from the CP violating oscillations of B mesons and their subsequent decays in the early Universe. This mechanism would have distinctive experimental signals that I will discuss in detail: i) the new decay mode of B mesons into a baryon and missing energy, and ii) a positive semileptonic asymmetry in neutral B meson decays. I will discuss the reach of current collider experiments to these signatures, and I will show that a combination of measurements at Belle II, LHCb, ATLAS & CMS can fully test B-Mesogenesis.

        Speaker: Miguel Escudero (Technical University of Munich)
      • 5:45 PM
        Dark Matter from Dark Gauge Theories 25m

        In this talk I will describe dark sectors made of non-abelian gauge theories with fermions neutral under the Standard Model. This leads to accidentally stable Dark Matter candidates that can be populated minimally through gravitational interactions. In the pure glue scenario DM is the lightest glueball while adding light fermions the lightest pion and baryon are the DM candidates. Despite the absence of SM interactions these scenarios are constrained by structure formation, Neff and limits on DM self-interactions.

        Speaker: Michele Redi (Universita e INFN, Firenze (IT))
    • 6:15 PM 7:45 PM
      Wine and cheese poster session
    • 9:00 AM 10:40 AM
      • 9:00 AM
        On naturalness of muon anomalies in strongly coupled theories 25m

        I will discuss the muon anomalies that have been persisting in data in the recent years, namely the muon g-2 and the lepton flavour non-universality in B decays, in the context of strongly coupled theories. I will show that these anomalies are natural in composite theories of the Higgs sector of the Standard Model. In particular, the characteristic scale of 2 TeV emerging from the muon g-2 points straightly to technicolor-like theories.

        Speaker: Giacomo Cacciapaglia
      • 9:25 AM
        An SU(5) Unification Model 25m

        I will present the most minimal realistic SU(5) unification model to date and discuss its main predictions. The particle content of the model is built entirely out of the first five non-trivial representations of the lowest dimensionality. It consequentially connects the neutrino mass generation mechanism to the experimentally observed mass disparity between the down-type quarks and charged leptons. The minimality of the particle content dictates that the neutrinos are purely Majorana fermions while one of the three neutrinos in the model is a massless particle.

        Speaker: Ilja Doršner (University of Split)
      • 9:50 AM
        A theory of dark pions 25m

        Hidden valley models are motivated by open questions in particle physics, notably the electroweak hierarchy and dark matter problems. They generically lead to “dark shower” signatures at the LHC, for which the effort to understand the hidden sector phenomenology and expand the experimental coverage is underway. For this purpose I present a complete theory of dark pions, broadly motivated by approaches to Higgs naturalness, that allows to parametrize the dark shower signals in a coherent framework and analyze the interplay with other probes, including low-energy searches at the intensity frontier. Based on work to appear in 2109.xxxxx with Hsin-Chia Cheng and Lingfeng Li.

        Speaker: Ennio Salvioni (University of Padua and CERN)
      • 10:15 AM
        EFT calculations with on-shell methods 25m

        I'll describe how to use on-shell methods to calculate EFT Wilson coefficients, for example, those important for lepton violations. These methods allow to understand when these Wilson coefficients can be zero.

        Speaker: Alex Pomarol (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona & IFAE)
    • 10:40 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 11:00 AM 12:40 PM
      Collider physics
      • 11:00 AM
        Symmetries, Safety, and Self-Supervision 25m

        Collider searches face the challenge of defining a representation of high-dimensional data such that physical symmetries are manifest, the discriminating features are retained, and the choice of representation is new-physics agnostic. We introduce JetCLR to solve the mapping from low-level data to optimized observables though self-supervised contrastive learning. As an example, we construct a data representation for top and QCD jets using a permutation-invariant transformer-encoder network and visualize its symmetry properties. We compare the JetCLR representation with alternative representations using linear classifier tests and find it to work quite well.

        Speaker: Dr Barry Dillon (University of Heidelberg)
      • 11:25 AM
        Bayesian Inference for Four tops at the LHC 25m

        Four-top production is one of the last benchmarks of the SM explored at the LHC, and the intersection of state of the art experimental techniques and theoretical calculations. In this talk, we give a brief review of the main problems one faces when trying to disentangle signal from background in such a complex final state with a special empashisis on the role of Monte Carlo simulations. We then propose a relatively simple probabilistic mixture model where these simulations play the role of prior knowledge that can be updated with standard Bayesian techniques. Using a simulated dataset with deliberately untuned priors, we demonstrate that our method can mitigate the effects of large MC mismodellings leading to corrected posterior distributions that better approximate the underlying truth-level spectra, opening the door for a reduction of simulation systematics and a higher sensitivity to possible BSM effects.

        Speaker: Manuel Szewc (ICAS-UNSAM)
      • 11:50 AM
        Precision LHC Z physics in the flavourful SMEFT 25m

        I will discuss the forward-backward asymmetry in $pp\to\ell^+\ell^-$ at the Z peak within the Standard Model Effective Field Theory (SMEFT). This observable provides per mille level constraints on the vertex corrections of the Z boson to quarks, which close a flat direction in the electroweak precision fit of the flavourful SMEFT. Moreover, we show that current LHC data are precise enough so that its inclusion in the fit improves significantly LEP bounds even in simple New Physics setups. Talk based on JHEP 08 (2021) 021 [Bresó-Pla, MGA and Falkowski].

        Speaker: Martin Gonzalez-Alonso (CERN)
      • 12:15 PM
        Probing lepton dipole moments at colliders 25m

        Various possibilities for testing lepton dipole moments in high-energy collider experiments are investigated. A Muon Collider running at center-of-mass energies of several TeV could provide the first model-independent high-energy test of new physics in the muon g-2, being sensitive to deviations of few $\times\, 10^{-9}$, thus being able to shed light on the long-standing muon g-2 anomaly. At the same time, the current bound on the muon electric dipole moment can be improved by three orders of magnitude, down to few $\times\, 10^{-22}\, e$ cm. Stringent constraints on the tau dipole moment can instead be obtained from various high-energy processes (such as Drell-Yan, VBF, or tau production in association with a Higgs boson), or from precision measurements of rare Higgs decay modes.

        Speaker: Dario Buttazzo (INFN Pisa)
    • 2:30 PM 4:10 PM
      • 2:30 PM
        4321 at the LHC 25m

        The ‘4321’ models are promising extensions of the SM that give rise to the $U_1$ vector leptoquark solution to the $B$-physics anomalies. Both the gauge and fermion sectors of these UV-constructions lead to a rich phenomenology currently accessible at high-energy colliders. In this talk we describe some of the main LHC signatures and extract exclusion limits using run-ll data. In addition, we also discuss a 4321 extension with a dark sector leading to a Majorana dark matter candidate and a colored partner producing new signatures at the LHC.

        Speaker: Darius Faroughy (University of Zurich)
      • 2:55 PM
        Light scalars from triplet Higgs fields: neutrinos, cosmology, and colliders 25m

        Title: Light scalars from triplet Higgs fields: neutrinos, cosmology,
        and colliders


        SU(2) triplet Higgs fields coupling to leptons are a means to generate
        Majorana masses for neutrinos. A priori the neutral scalar and
        pseudoscalar components S and A could be light, as e.g. realised in
        majoron models in which A is the Goldstone boson of spontaneously broken
        lepton number. Such a light particle mediating a new force between
        neutrinos can alleviate cosmological puzzles such as the
        scalar-to-tensor ratio in the cosmic microwave background and the
        different values of the Hubble constant observed at different
        cosmological scales. While all renormalisable triplet models do not
        permit to have either A or S light with the other neutral particle heavy
        enough to forbid $Z\to AS$ as required by LEP data, I show that one can
        circumvent this roadblock with dimension-6 terms in the Higgs
        potential. If A or S are light, the singly (doubly) charged triplet
        Higgs boson is lighter than 280 GeV (400 GeV), which make the model
        falsifiable with better LHC data.

        Speaker: Prof. Ulrich Nierste
      • 3:20 PM
        New Physics Solutions to Lepton Anomalous Magnetic Moments 25m

        Recent precise measurement of the electron anomalous magnetic moment (AMM) adds to the longstanding tension of the muon AMM and together strongly point towards physics beyond the Standard Model. An overview of new physics solutions to AMMs and their possible experimental probes will be presented.

        Speaker: shaikh saad (University of Basel)
      • 3:45 PM
        Perturbativity aspects of the minimal SO(10) Higgs model 25m

        We shall present a brand new study of the minimal renormalizable SO(10) Higgs model focusing on its perturbativity aspects. With an essentially complete grip on the one-loop corrections to its scalar spectrum one can identify the symmetry breaking chains featuring an intermediate SU(4)xSU(2)xU(1) symmetry as a practically unique option for a potentially realistic model building.

        Speaker: Dr Michal Malinský (IPNP, Charles University, Prague)
    • 4:10 PM 4:30 PM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 4:30 PM 6:10 PM
      • 4:30 PM
        (g-2)𝜇, B anomalies and DM: a loop model tale 25m

        In this talk I will review how the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon and the B anomalies can be addressed by a combined explaination, by means of loop models characterized by minimal field content. Moreover, I will show how some of these model can also provide a viable DM candidate, accounting for the measured relic density while evading direct and indirect DM constraints.

        Speaker: Marco Fedele (KIT)
      • 4:55 PM
        Flavorful leptoquarks at the LHC and beyond: Spin 1 25m

        Evidence for electron-muon universality violation that has been revealed in b→sℓℓ transitions in the observables $R_{K,K^\ast}$ by the LHCb Collaboration can be explained with spin-1 leptoquarks in $SU(2)_L$ singlet $V_1$ or triplet $V_3$ representations in the $\mathcal{O}(1−10)$ TeV range. We explore the sensitivity of the high luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) and future proton-proton colliders to $V_1$ and $V_3$ in the parameter space connected to $R_{K,K^\ast}$-data. Future sensitivity projections based on extrapolations of existing ATLAS and CMS searches are worked out. While there is the exciting possibility that leptoquarks addressing the $R_{K,K^\ast}$-anomalies are observed at the LHC, to fully cover the parameter space pp-collisions beyond the LHC-energies are needed.

        Speaker: Ivan Nišandžić (Ruđer Bošković Institute)
      • 5:20 PM
        $K \to \pi \nu \bar{\nu}$ and $\epsilon_K$ in the Standard Model and beyond 25m

        In this talk I will present the updated Standard Model prediction of
        the golden rare Kaon decay modes and the CP violating parameter
        epsilon_K. I will focus on the recent theoretical improvements which
        result in an increased sensitivity to physics beyond the Standard
        Model. I will also present a computer program that provides the
        results of the relevant perturbative calculations in a wide class of
        renormalisable models.

        Speaker: Martin Gorbahn (Liverpool University)
      • 5:45 PM
        From B anomalies to Kaon physics with scalar leptoquarks 25m

        After reviewing combined solutions of flavor anomalies with the singlet and triplet scalar leptoquarks $S_1$ and $S_3$, I will present possible connections to Kaon physics observables. By assuming a flavor structure for the leptoquark couplings dictated by a minimally broken $U(2)^5$, we find that bound on $Br(K^+ \to \pi^+ \nu\nu)$ from NA62 puts already some tension in the model, while the present limits on $Br(K_L \to \mu^+ \mu^-)$ and $\mu \to e$ conversion in nuclei can be saturated. Relaxing instead the flavor symmetry assumption we study what values for $Br(K^+ \to \pi^+ \nu\nu)$, as well as for $Br(K_L \to \pi^0 \nu\nu)$ and $Br(K_{L,S} \to \mu^+ \mu^-)$, are viable compatibly with all other phenomenological constraints.

        Speaker: David Marzocca (INFN Trieste)
    • 7:15 PM 10:00 PM
      Workshop dinner (meeting point in front of the hotel) - RVT/green pass OBLIGATORY 2h 45m

      Restaurant Hisa Torkla

    • 9:00 AM 10:40 AM
      • 9:00 AM
        Flavour effects in low scale leptogenesis and their experimental tests 25m

        Flavour effects play an important role for leptogenesis in the type-I seesaw model with Majorana masses below the TeV scale. The requirement to simultaneously explain the light neutrino oscillation data and the baryon asymmetry of the universe impose constraints on the neutrino Yukawa couplings that can be probed at accelerator experiments. These predictions depend on the number of heavy neutrino flavours, the light neutrino mass ordering, the lightest SM neutrino mass, and the phases in the PMNS matrix. If any heavy neutral leptons are discovered at the LHC or fixed target experiments, combining their data with neutrino experiments would allow for a first test of the hypothesis that these particles are responsible for the origin of matter in the universe.

        Speaker: Marco Drewes (Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL) (BE))
      • 9:25 AM
        Scaling dimensions of fixed charge operators 25m

        I will start with a brief pedagogic review of the semiclassical method for determining the scaling dimensions of fixed-charge operators in conformal field theory with global symmetries and then introduce a general strategy to determine the relation between a given charge configuration and the associated operators for a given global symmetry group. I will demonstrate how, by varying the charge configuration, it is possible to access anomalous dimensions of different operators transforming according to a variety of irreducible representations of the given non-abelian symmetry group without the aid of diagrammatical computations. I will illustrate the computational strategy by determining the anomalous dimensions of several composite operators to the NLO in the semiclassical expansion for the O(N) and U(M)xU(N) models. Connections to the scattering amplitudes involving many W, Z and Higgs bosons in the Standard Model at energies that may be approachable at the next generation of colliders and Higgsplosion program will be briefly discussed.

        Speaker: Oleg Antipin (Institut Rudjer Boskovic)
      • 9:50 AM
        Nucleon decay fingerprints from SUSY GUT models (using SusyTCProton) 25m

        Ratios of nucleon decay rates between different channels can provide rich information about the specific GUT model realization in nature. To investigate this fingerprint in the context of SUSY GUTs and D=5 proton decay, we developed the software package SusyTCProton, which is an extension of the module SusyTC, itself to be used as a package of REAP. It takes the effective dimension 5 operators in the superpotential at the GUT scale as input, and assuming MSSM below the unification scale, computes the proton (neutron) partial decay rates into 7 (5) different decay channels.

        We demonstrate the utility of this software on a pair of toy SUSY GUT models with different flavor structures. Performing a numerical fit and a subsequent MCMC analysis, we find that both models provide an equally good fit to the low energy data, while they differ in their prediction for nucleon decay fingerprints, making it possible, at least in principle, to experimentally distinguish between them.

        The talk is based on 2011.15026 [hep-ph].

        Speaker: Dr Vasja Susič (University of Basel)
      • 10:15 AM
        Mirror world: some physical and astrophysical implications 25m

        I shall discuss a possibility that dark matter is
        a matter of parallel mirror sector which has the particle physics
        identical to our particles. I discuss the possible interactions
        between the ordinary and mirror particles, and in particular
        baryon and lepton violating interactions and their role in
        co-baryogenesis of matter and dark matter. I briefly discuss
        also implications for neutron stars and cosmic rays.

        Speaker: Prof. Zurab Berezhiani (Univ. L'Aquila and LNGS, Italy)
    • 10:40 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 11:00 AM 12:15 PM
      • 11:00 AM
        Lepton Flavor Violation and Dilepton Tails at the LHC 25m

        Charged Lepton Flavor Violation (LFV) is a very clean probe of New Physics since it is forbidden in the Standard Model (SM). The observation of neutrino oscillation implies nonzero LFV rates, which however are highly suppressed by the smallness of neutrino masses. This makes LFV an appealing target of experimental searches, as its observation would unambiguously point to New Physics.

        In this talk, I will discuss the constraints on LFV effective operators that can be derived from LHC data. I will show that semileptonic operators can be constrained by existing searches of $pp\to \ell_i \ell_j$ (with $i\neq j$) at high-$p_T$. I will explore the complementary of these constraints with the ones obtained from low-energy observables, by showing, in particular, that LHC data provides the most stringent limits on quark-flavor conserving operators. The relevance of these results for leptoquark models aiming to explain the 𝐵-physics anomalies will also be briefly discussed.

        Speaker: Dr Olcyr Sumensari (University of Zurich)
      • 11:25 AM
        Leptoquarks and LFUV in B-decays 25m

        We discuss the single LQ solutions to the problem of accommodating the observed hints of LFUV in B-decays. We then focus on the combination of two scalar leptoquarks R2 and S3 and formulate the model which can describe all of the anomalies. We update the previous results with a particular emphasis on the bounds arising from the high-pT tail of pp --> tau nu. We then consider several new quantities, not covered in our previous studies and point out the ways to verify the validity of our model experimentally.

        Speaker: Damir Becirevic (CNRS et Universite Paris Sud)
      • 11:50 AM
        Muonic force behind flavor anomalies 25m

        I will review our recent work on lepton flavor non-universal and anomaly-free U(1) gauge extensions of the SM. The phenomenological discussion will be centered around flavor anomalies in rare B-meson decays and muon g-2. This talk is based on 2103.13991 (AG, Stangl, and Thomsen) and 2107.07518 (AG, Soreq, Stangl, Thomsen, and Zupan).

        Speaker: Admir Greljo (Universitaet Bern (CH))
    • 2:00 PM 7:30 PM
      Excursion to Piran 5h 30m