July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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Gauge Model for Minimal Flavor Violation

Jul 31, 2017, 11:57 AM
Curia II (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Curia II

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Quark and Lepton Flavor Quark and Lepton Flavor


K.S. Babu (Oklahoma State University) Shaikh Saad (Oklahoma State University)


We present a flavor gauge model based on $O(3)_L \times O(3)_R$ gauge symmetry, a maximal anomaly-free subgroup of the standard model flavor symmetry. In this model the fermion mass hierarchy has a dynamical origin. The model provides a UV complete realization of the Minimal Flavor Violation Hypothesis. Implications for quark sector and lepton sector flavor violation arising through higher dimensional effective operators involving the Higgs field are outlined. CP violation arising from these operators is also studied. Vector-like fermions responsible for the generation of the top quark, bottom quark, and the tau lepton masses are in the TeV range, and potentially within reach of the LHC.

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K.S. Babu (Oklahoma State University)


Shaikh Saad (Oklahoma State University)

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