Jun 23 – 28, 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

Strong thermal leptogenesis and the $N_2$-dominated scenario

Jun 27, 2014, 6:15 PM
Room 6 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 6

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Particle Physics Particle Physics


Mr Michele Re Fiorentin (University of Southampton)


I will briefly review the main aims and concepts of leptogenesis, analysing different possible realisations. Particular attention will be devoted to the so-called $N_2$-dominated scenario, both in its unflavoured and flavoured versions. Its main features will be pointed out, as well as the impact of possible relevant corrections. I will then consider the conditions required by strong thermal leptogenesis, where the final asymmetry is fully independent of the initial conditions. Barring strong cancellations in the seesaw formula and in the flavoured decay parameters, I will show that strong thermal leptogenesis favours a lightest neutrino mass $m_1>\sim 10$ meV for normal ordering and $m_1>\sim3$ meV for inverted ordering. Finally, I will comment on the power of absolute neutrino mass scale experiments to either support or severely corner strong thermal leptogenesis. This work is mainly based on [arXiv:1401.6185][1] [1]: http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.6185

Primary authors

Mr Michele Re Fiorentin (University of Southampton) Dr Pasquale Di Bari (University of Southampton) Ms Sophie King (Queen Mary University of London)

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