28 July 2020 to 6 August 2020
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New constraints on heavy neutral leptons coming from oscillation data analysis and precision $e^{+}e^{-}$ physics

31 Jul 2020, 10:15
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Talk 02. Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Wojciech Jakub Flieger (University of Silesia (PL))


The neutrino mixing matrix is characterized by singular values and contractions. The method of unitary dilation is introduced to extend 3-dimensional mixing matrices to a full unitary matrix. The minimal dimension of such an extension is not arbitrary but depends on singular values. It means that singular values encode information about the number of additional neutrinos. Taking this into account, scenarios with a different number of additional, non-standard neutrinos are investigated. For the 3+1 scenario (one additional neutrino) analytical formula for the light-heavy mixing between SM-active and a right-handed neutrino as a function of singular values is derived. New stringent bounds on light-heavy mixings are established. In particular, in a seesaw mass scheme with one heavy sterile neutrino, the upper bounds on active-sterile neutrino mixings are even two times stringent than before.
Consequences of the updated results for the number of active neutrinos in the Z decay width (Jadach and Janot, 2019) on the light-heavy neutrino mixings are also discussed.

Secondary track (number) 03

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Wojciech Jakub Flieger (University of Silesia (PL))


Janusz Gluza (University of Silesia (PL)) Kamil Porwit (University of Silesia)

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