Jul 24 – 30, 2016
Highfield Campus, University of Southampton
Europe/London timezone

Neutrinoless double beta decay from lattice QCD

Jul 28, 2016, 10:15 AM
Building 32 (EEE) Room 1015 and Building 67 (Nightingale) Room 1027 via video link (University of Southampton, Highfield Campus)

Building 32 (EEE) Room 1015 and Building 67 (Nightingale) Room 1027 via video link

University of Southampton, Highfield Campus

Talk Hadron Structure Plenary Session


Dr Amy Nicholson (UC Berkeley)


While the discovery of non-zero neutrino masses is one of the most important accomplishments by physicists in the past century, it is still unknown how and in what form these masses arise. Lepton number-violating neutrinoless double beta decay is a natural consequence of Majorana neutrinos and many BSM theories, and several experimental efforts are involved in the search for these processes. Understanding how neutrinoless double beta decay would manifest in nuclear environments is key for understanding any observed signals. In this talk I will present an overview of a set of one- and two-body matrix elements relevant for experimental searches for neutrinoless double beta decay, along with preliminary lattice QCD results.

Primary author

Dr Amy Nicholson (UC Berkeley)


Andre Walker-Loud (LBNL) Dr Chia Cheng Chang (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Dr Enrico Rinaldi (LLNL) Dr Evan Berkowitz (LLNL) Dr Pavlos Vranas (llnl) Dr Thorsten Kurth (NERSC)

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