July 28, 2020 to August 6, 2020
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Probing CP-violation in photon-photon interactions

Jul 29, 2020, 5:00 PM
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Talk 03. Beyond the Standard Model Beyond the Standard Model


Ms Inbar Savoray (Weizmann Institute of Science)


We are interested in probing CP Violation (CPV) in photon-photon interactions. Such interactions, effectively described by operators of the form $FFF\tilde{F}$, have yet to be directly constrained experimentally, and could point to new sources of CPV beyond the Standard Model (SM). One possible mediator of CP-violating photon-photon interactions could be the relaxion, which is theoretically motivated within a dynamical solution to the Hierarchy problem, and is expected to interact with the SM both through axion-like and scalar Higgs-portal couplings. We propose a method for isolating CP-violating non-linear electrodynamics using Superconducting Radiofrequency (SRF) cavities, thus eliminating the main SM background, related to the CP-conserving Euler-Heisenberg Lagrangian.

Primary authors

Gilad Perez (Weizmann Institute) Ms Inbar Savoray (Weizmann Institute of Science) Dr Marco Gorghetto (Weizmann Institute of Science) Yotam Soreq (CERN)

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