July 25, 2007 to August 1, 2007
Karlsruhe University
Europe/Zurich timezone

SO(10) SUSY GUTs with family symmetries: the test of FCNCs

Jul 28, 2007, 5:50 PM
20m
Eiermann-Auditorium (Karlsruhe University)

Eiermann-Auditorium

Karlsruhe University

Wolfgang-Gaede-Str. 1 76131 Karlsruhe Germany
Parallel Talk Flavor Physics Flavor Physics 4

Speaker

Mr Wolfgang Altmannshofer (Technische Universität München)

Description

Flavor changing neutral current (FCNC) processes, being forbidden in the Standard Model at the tree level, play an important role in the test of extensions of this model. One popular class of new physics models are Grand Unified Theories (GUTs). Such models, when supplemented by flavor symmetries allow for concrete predictions for various observables - including FCNC processes - in terms of a relatively small number of parameters. We report on a detailed analysis of a supersymmetric SO(10) GUT, recently studied in the literature. We focus on its predictions for FCNCs in the quark sector and confront them with the existing experimental data.

Primary authors

Prof. Andrzej Jerzy Buras (Technische Universität München) Mr David Straub (Technische Universität München) Dr Diego Guadagnoli (Technische Universität München) Ms Michaela Albrecht (Technische Universität München) Mr Wolfgang Altmannshofer (Technische Universität München)

Presentation materials