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 withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsJ. Stefan Institute
    • , S. BanerjeeAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsDepartment of Physics, University of Victoria
    • , C. BiggioAffiliated withMax-Planck-Institut für Physik
    • , M. BlankeAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsMax-Planck-Institut für PhysikPhysics Department, TU Munich
    • , W. BoniventoAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsUniversità degli Studi di Cagliari and INFN Cagliari
    • , G. C. BrancoAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsPhysics Department, CERNDepartamento de Física and Centro de Física Teórica de Partículas (CFTP), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
    • , D. BrymanAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, TRIUMF
    • , A. J. BurasAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsPhysics Department, TU Munich
    • , L. CalibbiAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsSISSA 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 withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsInstitute of Theoretical Physics, University of Warsaw
    • , S. DavidsonAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität ZürichIPNL, CNRS, Université Lyon-1
    • , A. DeandreaAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität ZürichIPNL, CNRS, Université Lyon-1
    • , D. P. DeMilleAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität ZürichPhysics Department, Yale University
    • , F. DeppischAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität ZürichSchool of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester
    • , M. A. DiazAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität ZürichFacultad de Fisica, Pontificia Universita Catolica de Chile
    • , B. DulingAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsPhysics Department, TU Munich
    • , M. FelciniAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERN
    • , W. FetscherAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität ZürichDepartment of Physics, ETH Honggerberg
    • , F. FortiAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität ZürichINFN and Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Pisa
    • , D. K. GhoshAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität ZürichTheoretical Physics Division, Physical Research Lab.
    • , M. GiffelsAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität ZürichIII. Physikalisches Institut B, RWTH Aachen
    • , M. A. GiorgiAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität ZürichINFN and Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Pisa
    • , G. GiudiceAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERN
    • , E. GoudzovskijAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität ZürichScuola Normale Superiore
    • , T. HanAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität ZürichDepartment of Physics, High Energy Physics, University of Wisconsin
    • , P. G. HarrisAffiliated withPhysics Department, University of Notre Dame du LacDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sussex
    • , M. J. HerreroAffiliated withDepartamento de Fisica Teorica and IFT/CSIC-UAM, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
    • , J. HisanoAffiliated withPhysics Department, University of Notre Dame du LacICRR, University of Tokyo
    • , R. J. HoltAffiliated withPhysics Department, University of Notre Dame du LacPhysics Division, Argonne National Laboratory
    • , K. HuituAffiliated withPhysics Department, University of Notre Dame du LacDepartment of Physics, University of Helsinki, and Helsinki Institute of Physics
    • , A. IbarraAffiliated withPhysics Department, University of Notre Dame du LacTheory Group, DESY
    • , O. IgonkinaAffiliated withPhysics Department, University of Notre Dame du LacPhysics Department, University of OregonNIKHEF
    • , A. IlakovacAffiliated withPhysics Department, University of Notre Dame du LacDepartment of Physics, University of Zagreb
    • , J. ImazatoAffiliated withPhysics Department, University of Notre Dame du LacIPNS, KEK
    • , G. IsidoriAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität ZürichPhysics Department, University of Notre Dame du LacScuola 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 withPhysics Department, CERNSchool of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton
    • , K. KirchAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERNPaul Scherrer Institut
    • , M. G. KozlovAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERNPetersburg Nuclear Physics Institute
    • , M. KrawczykAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsPhysics Department, CERNInstitute of Theoretical Physics, University of Warsaw
    • , T. KressAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität ZürichIII. Physikalisches Institut B, RWTH Aachen
    • , O. LebedevAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERN
    • , A. LusianiAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität ZürichINFN and Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Pisa
    • , E. MaAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERNDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, University of California
    • , G. MarchioriAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität ZürichINFN and Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Pisa
    • , A. MasieroAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsDipartimento di Fisica ‘G. Galilei’ and INFN
    • , I. MasinaAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERN
    • , G. MoreauAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERNLaboratoire de Physique Théorique, UMR 8627 Université de Paris-Sud XI
    • , T. MoriAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERNICEPP, University of Tokyo
    • , M. MuntelAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and Biophysics
    • , N. NeriAffiliated withPhysik-Institut der Universität ZürichINFN and Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Pisa
    • , F. NestiAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERNUniversità dell’Aquila and INFN LNGS
    • , C. J. G. OnderwaterAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERNKernfysisch Versneller Instituut (KVI)
    • , P. ParadisiAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERNUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata” and INFN Sezione Roma II
    • , S. T. PetcovAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsPhysics Department, CERNSISSA and INFN, Sezione di TriesteInstitute of Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
    • , M. PicarielloAffiliated withBrookhaven National LaboratoryINFN and Dipartimento di Fisica, Università del Salento
    • , V. PorrettiAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsDepartament de Física Teòrica, Universitat de València-CSIC
    • , A. PoschenriederAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsPhysics Department, TU Munich
    • , M. PospelovAffiliated withBrookhaven National LaboratoryDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria
    • , L. RebaneAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and Biophysics
    • , M. N. RebeloAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsPhysics Department, CERNDepartamento de Física and Centro de Física Teórica de Partículas (CFTP), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
    • , A. RitzAffiliated withBrookhaven National LaboratoryDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria
    • , L. RobertsAffiliated withBrookhaven National LaboratoryDepartment of Physics, Boston University
    • , A. RomaninoAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsSISSA and INFN, Sezione di Trieste
    • , J. M. RoneyAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsDepartment of Physics, University of Victoria
    • , A. RossiAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsDipartimento di Fisica ‘G. Galilei’ and INFN
    • , R. RücklAffiliated withBrookhaven National LaboratoryInstitute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, University of Würzburg
    • , G. SenjanovicAffiliated withBrookhaven National LaboratoryInternational Centre for Theoretical Physics
    • , N. SerraAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsUniversità degli Studi di Cagliari and INFN Cagliari
    • , T. ShindouAffiliated withPhysics Department, University of Notre Dame du LacTheory Group, DESY
    • , Y. TakanishiAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsSISSA and INFN, Sezione di Trieste
    • , C. TarantinoAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsPhysics Department, TU Munich
    • , A. M. TeixeiraAffiliated withPhysics Department, CERNLaboratoire de Physique Théorique, UMR 8627 Université de Paris-Sud XI
    • , E. Torrente-LujanAffiliated withBrookhaven National LaboratoryDepartment of Physics, University of Murcia
    • , K. J. TurzynskiAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsBrookhaven National LaboratoryInstitute of Theoretical Physics, University of WarsawPhysics Department, University of Michigan
    • , T. E. J. UnderwoodAffiliated withInstitute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, Durham University
    • , S. K. VempatiAffiliated withBrookhaven National LaboratoryCentre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science
    • , O. VivesAffiliated withNational Institute for Chemical Physics and BiophysicsDepartament 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.