Advances in High Energy Physics

New Physics Landmarks: Dark Matter and Neutrino Masses


Publishing date
01 Aug 2018
Status
Published
Submission deadline
13 Apr 2018

1Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany

2University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

3LPT Orsay, Orsay, France


New Physics Landmarks: Dark Matter and Neutrino Masses

Description

The standard model of particle physics provides the most accurate description of nature and has successfully passed several precision tests. However, there are two major observational evidences for going beyond the standard model. One is the existence of neutrino masses through the observation of neutrino oscillations, and the other comes from several cosmological and galactic observations indicating the presence of dark matter in our universe.

Since the existence of neutrino masses has been established, the key open question lies in the mechanism responsible for generating neutrino masses. Moreover, these mechanisms are often tied to several other phenomena such as lepton flavor violation and leptogenesis. Therefore, it is important to understand the mechanism behind the generation of neutrino masses as well as the consequences in a broad sense. Moreover, the existence of some exotic type of matter that does not emit electromagnetic light, known as dark matter, is one of the most puzzling problems in science, since this exotic matter constitutes about 80% of the entire matter budget in our universe and plays a crucial role in the evolution of our universe.

Consequently it is timely sensitive to revisit the theoretical foundations of these two new physics landmarks. Besides opening up space for theoretical constructions and experimental reports, this open call aims at attracting works also focused on the complementarity between these two observables. In some scenarios, neutrino masses are tied to the dark matter problem while featuring gripping phenomenology.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mechanisms for generating neutrino masses
  • Phenomenological studies of neutrino physics including mass differences and mixing angles
  • Dark matter model building
  • Phenomenological studies of the dark matter models including direct, indirect, and collider probes
  • Complementarity between neutrino and dark matter physics

Authors are expected to deposit their manuscript in the arXiv pre-print server prior to submission, under the relevant high energy physics subject area: Experiment (hep-ex), Lattice (hep-lat), Phenomenology (hep-ph), or Theory (hep-th). Articles that are rejected by arXiv for these categories are unlikely to be suitable for the journal.


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2652536
  • - Editorial

New Physics Landmarks: Dark Matter and Neutrino Masses

Farinaldo S. Queiroz | José W. F. Valle | ... | Giorgio Arcadi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3010514
  • - Review Article

Impact of Cosmic-Ray Physics on Dark Matter Indirect Searches

Daniele Gaggero | Mauro Valli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5012043
  • - Review Article

Simplified Dark Matter Models

Enrico Morgante
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4078657
  • - Research Article

Neutrino Mass, Coupling Unification, Verifiable Proton Decay, Vacuum Stability, and WIMP Dark Matter in SU(5)

Biswonath Sahoo | Mainak Chakraborty | M. K. Parida
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5340935
  • - Review Article

Portal Dark Matter in the Minimal Model

Satomi Okada
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6828560
  • - Review Article

The Discreet Charm of Higgsino Dark Matter: A Pocket Review

Kamila Kowalska | Enrico Maria Sessolo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1825874
  • - Review Article

Long-Baseline Oscillation Experiments as a Tool to Probe High Energy Flavor Symmetry Models

Pedro Pasquini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3905848
  • - Review Article

Anomalies in Transitions and Dark Matter

Avelino Vicente
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9132381
  • - Research Article

Lower Mass Bound on the Mass via Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in a 3-3-1 Model

A. C. O. Santos | P. Vasconcelos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5806743
  • - Research Article

Investigating the Hybrid Textures of Neutrino Mass Matrix for Near Maximal Atmospheric Neutrino Mixing

Madan Singh
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