About Neutrinos

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Hello !

I will probably start a phd thesis about neutrinos (theoretical/phenomenological aspect) on october ...
I need some hints about references for those among you who know the subject well.


Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi,
I will probably start a phd thesis about neutrinos (theoretical/phenomenological aspect) on october ...
Very good idea : the topic is quite hot. Good luck ! :smile:
I need some hints about references for those among you who know the subject well.
I certainly do not classify as "knowing the subject well". But maybe you can tell us more on what you search and what your background is ? Do you want historical references/publications, or more recent reviews ? Would a textbook be suitable for you ? How well are you familiar with the standard model and quantum field theory ?

Probably you need to understand why massive neutrinos do not fit into the standard model. This is not as trivial as it may seem at first sight. Pierre Ramond had a book entitled "Journeys Beyond the Standard Model" which among other things has an excellent discussion. Almost 10 years old now but will help you very much if you want to go through any recent paper.
 
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Bonjour Humanino :)

Thanks for the reply and the encouragement...
I want to be more familiar with neutrinos ... so yes ..historical references/publications would be welcomed along with recent reviews.
The subject is about the particle physics aspect of the double beta decay..
(with BSM models like SUSY,GUT.)
I don't know more than that...

I'll try to get Ramond's book...thanks for the ref.

:)
 
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Hello,

any idea ?


thanks
 
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Hello !

I will probably start a phd thesis about neutrinos (theoretical/phenomenological aspect) on october ...
I need some hints about references for those among you who know the subject well.


Thanks in advance.

I would start by asking your thesis adviser.
 
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Bonjour Humanino :)

Thanks for the reply and the encouragement...
I want to be more familiar with neutrinos ... so yes ..historical references/publications would be welcomed along with recent reviews.
The subject is about the particle physics aspect of the double beta decay..
(with BSM models like SUSY,GUT.)
I don't know more than that...

I'll try to get Ramond's book...thanks for the ref.

:)

You might want to refer to the current issue of Rev. Mod. Physics[1]. In fact, I highly recommend anyone starting in physics research to first look at various review journals, such as Rev. Mod. Phys, Physics Report, Rep. Prog. Phys., etc. for the wealth of review articles (and references) in many fields. These review articles give a snapshot of our current understanding (and the current direction of research work) in a particular field.

Zz.

[1] F.T. Avignone, III et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 80, 481 (2008).
 
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F.T. Avignone, III et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 80, 481 (2008).
Rev. Mod. Phys. 80 said:
The theoretical and experimental issues relevant to neutrinoless double beta decay are reviewed. The impact that a direct observation of this exotic process would have on elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, and cosmology is profound. Now that neutrinos are known to have mass and experiments are becoming more sensitive, even the nonobservation of neutrinoless double beta decay will be useful. If the process is actually observed, we will immediately learn much about the neutrino. The status and discovery potential of proposed experiments are reviewed in this context, with significant emphasis on proposals favored by recent panel reviews. The importance of and challenges in the calculation of nuclear matrix elements that govern the decay are considered in detail. The increasing sensitivity of experiments and improvements in nuclear theory make the future exciting for this field at the interface of nuclear and particle physics.
Indeed it seems like an excellent advice. :smile:
 
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Atakor
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Hello world !


Thanks a lot folks !

:)
 

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