Review

The European Physical Journal C

, Volume 57, Issue 1, pp 13-182

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Flavor physics of leptons and dipole moments

  • M. RaidalAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and Biophysics
  • , A. van der SchaafAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität Zürich
  • , I. BigiAffiliated withPhysics Department, University of Notre Dame du Lac
  • , M. L. ManganoAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERN Email author 
  • , Y. SemertzidisAffiliated withBrookhaven National Laboratory
  • , S. AbelAffiliated withInstitute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, Durham University
  • , S. AlbinoAffiliated withII. Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Hamburg
  • , S. AntuschAffiliated withMax-Planck-Institut für Physik
  • , E. ArgandaAffiliated withDepartamento de Fisica Teorica and IFT/CSIC-UAM, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
    • , B. BajcAffiliated withJ. Stefan Institute
    • , S. BanerjeeAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Victoria
    • , C. BiggioAffiliated withMax-Planck-Institut für Physik
    • , M. BlankeAffiliated withPhysics Department, TU MunichMax-Planck-Institut für Physik
    • , W. BoniventoAffiliated withUniversità degli Studi di Cagliari and INFN Cagliari
    • , G. C. BrancoAffiliated withDepartamento de Física and Centro de Física Teórica de Partículas (CFTP), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)Physics Department, CERN
    • , D. BrymanAffiliated withDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, TRIUMF
    • , A. J. BurasAffiliated withPhysics Department, TU Munich
    • , L. CalibbiAffiliated withSISSA and INFN, Sezione di TriesteDepartament de Física Teòrica, Universitat de València-CSICDipartimento di Fisica ‘G. Galilei’ and INFN
    • , A. CeccucciAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERN
    • , P. H. ChankowskiAffiliated withInstitute of Theoretical Physics, University of Warsaw
    • , S. DavidsonAffiliated withIPNL, CNRS, Université Lyon-1
    • , A. DeandreaAffiliated withIPNL, CNRS, Université Lyon-1
    • , D. P. DeMilleAffiliated withPhysics Department, Yale University
    • , F. DeppischAffiliated withSchool of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester
    • , M. A. DiazAffiliated withFacultad de Fisica, Pontificia Universita Catolica de Chile
    • , B. DulingAffiliated withPhysics Department, TU Munich
    • , M. FelciniAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERN
    • , W. FetscherAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, ETH Honggerberg
    • , F. FortiAffiliated withINFN and Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Pisa
    • , D. K. GhoshAffiliated withTheoretical Physics Division, Physical Research Lab.
    • , M. GiffelsAffiliated withIII. Physikalisches Institut B, RWTH Aachen
    • , M. A. GiorgiAffiliated withINFN and Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Pisa
    • , G. GiudiceAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERN
    • , E. GoudzovskijAffiliated withScuola Normale Superiore
    • , T. HanAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, High Energy Physics, University of Wisconsin
    • , P. G. HarrisAffiliated withDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sussex
    • , M. J. HerreroAffiliated withDepartamento de Fisica Teorica and IFT/CSIC-UAM, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
    • , J. HisanoAffiliated withICRR, University of Tokyo
    • , R. J. HoltAffiliated withPhysics Division, Argonne National Laboratory
    • , K. HuituAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Helsinki, and Helsinki Institute of Physics
    • , A. IbarraAffiliated withTheory Group, DESY
    • , O. IgonkinaAffiliated withPhysics Department, University of OregonNIKHEF
    • , A. IlakovacAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Zagreb
    • , J. ImazatoAffiliated withIPNS, KEK
    • , G. IsidoriAffiliated withScuola Normale SuperioreLaboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN
    • , F. R. JoaquimAffiliated withDepartamento de Fisica Teorica and IFT/CSIC-UAM, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
    • , M. KadastikAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and Biophysics
    • , Y. KajiyamaAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and Biophysics
    • , S. F. KingAffiliated withSchool of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton
    • , K. KirchAffiliated withPaul Scherrer Institut
    • , M. G. KozlovAffiliated withPetersburg Nuclear Physics Institute
    • , M. KrawczykAffiliated withInstitute of Theoretical Physics, University of WarsawPhysics Department, CERN
    • , T. KressAffiliated withIII. Physikalisches Institut B, RWTH Aachen
    • , O. LebedevAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERN
    • , A. LusianiAffiliated withINFN and Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Pisa
    • , E. MaAffiliated withDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, University of California
    • , G. MarchioriAffiliated withINFN and Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Pisa
    • , A. MasieroAffiliated withDipartimento di Fisica ‘G. Galilei’ and INFN
    • , I. MasinaAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERN
    • , G. MoreauAffiliated withLaboratoire de Physique Théorique, UMR 8627 Université de Paris-Sud XI
    • , T. MoriAffiliated withICEPP, University of Tokyo
    • , M. MuntelAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and Biophysics
    • , N. NeriAffiliated withINFN and Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Pisa
    • , F. NestiAffiliated withUniversità dell’Aquila and INFN LNGS
    • , C. J. G. OnderwaterAffiliated withKernfysisch Versneller Instituut (KVI)
    • , P. ParadisiAffiliated withUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata” and INFN Sezione Roma II
    • , S. T. PetcovAffiliated withSISSA and INFN, Sezione di TriesteInstitute of Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
    • , M. PicarielloAffiliated withINFN and Dipartimento di Fisica, Università del Salento
    • , V. PorrettiAffiliated withDepartament de Física Teòrica, Universitat de València-CSIC
    • , A. PoschenriederAffiliated withPhysics Department, TU Munich
    • , M. PospelovAffiliated withDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria
    • , L. RebaneAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and Biophysics
    • , M. N. RebeloAffiliated withDepartamento de Física and Centro de Física Teórica de Partículas (CFTP), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)Physics Department, CERN
    • , A. RitzAffiliated withDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria
    • , L. RobertsAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, Boston University
    • , A. RomaninoAffiliated withSISSA and INFN, Sezione di Trieste
    • , J. M. RoneyAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Victoria
    • , A. RossiAffiliated withDipartimento di Fisica ‘G. Galilei’ and INFN
    • , R. RücklAffiliated withInstitute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, University of Würzburg
    • , G. SenjanovicAffiliated withInternational Centre for Theoretical Physics
    • , N. SerraAffiliated withUniversità degli Studi di Cagliari and INFN Cagliari
    • , T. ShindouAffiliated withTheory Group, DESY
    • , Y. TakanishiAffiliated withSISSA and INFN, Sezione di Trieste
    • , C. TarantinoAffiliated withPhysics Department, TU Munich
    • , A. M. TeixeiraAffiliated withLaboratoire de Physique Théorique, UMR 8627 Université de Paris-Sud XI
    • , E. Torrente-LujanAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Murcia
    • , K. J. TurzynskiAffiliated withInstitute of Theoretical Physics, University of WarsawPhysics Department, University of Michigan
    • , T. E. J. UnderwoodAffiliated withInstitute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, Durham University
    • , S. K. VempatiAffiliated withCentre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science
    • , O. VivesAffiliated withDepartament de Física Teòrica, Universitat de València-CSIC

Abstract

This chapter of the report of the “Flavor in the era of the LHC” Workshop discusses the theoretical, phenomenological and experimental issues related to flavor phenomena in the charged lepton sector and in flavor conserving CP-violating processes. We review the current experimental limits and the main theoretical models for the flavor structure of fundamental particles. We analyze the phenomenological consequences of the available data, setting constraints on explicit models beyond the standard model, presenting benchmarks for the discovery potential of forthcoming measurements both at the LHC and at low energy, and exploring options for possible future experiments.