Weak Interactions at Low Energy
In this series of lectures, I would like to discuss the basic aspects of the standard electroweak theory, as well as some alternatives. The phenomenology associated with charged and neutral currents weak interaction will show the success of the standard theory in giving a quantitative account of the existing data. The framework of most of our considerations will be that of an effective theory at low momentum transfer, low with respect to the masses of the intermediate vector bosons, 80–90 GeV. As an extension of the standard theory for the leptonic sector, I will contemplate the possibility of massive neutrinos being described by Majorana fields, leading to exotic phenomena induced by lepton number violation.
KeywordsCharged Lepton Vector Boson Lepton Number Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking Majorana Neutrino
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