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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi

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Event Information:

  • Tue
    01
    Sep
    2020

    Colloquium: Solving Big Mysteries in Particle Physics with a New Force

    4:00 pmZoom Meeting. See Below.

    Nobuchika Okada
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    University of Alabama

    Solving Big Mysteries in Particle Physics with a New Force

    For the last decades, the Standard Model of particle physics has been the best theory for describing elementary particle phenomena observed in nature. However, there still are big mysteries that the Standard Model fails to explain: (1) Why are neutrino masses so tiny? (2) What is the nature of the dark matter in our universe? (3) What drives the Cosmological Inflation before Big Bang? (4) Where does ordinary matter come from, and what happened to antimatter? (5) Why is the CP-violation so small in the strong interaction? In this colloquium, I will first review the Standard Model, its success and fails, and then discuss our recent proposal of a simple extension of the Standard Model with a new force that offers a solution to the above 5 mysteries.

     

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://olemiss.zoom.us/j/213798950

    Meeting ID: 213 798 950