Valentina De Romeri - IFIC Valencia - Coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering processes as a probe of new physics
The recent observation of the coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering (CEνNS) process
by the COHERENT experiment has opened the window to a rich neutrino physics programme, and can be used to probe new physics interactions. I will first discuss, from a theorist’s point of view, how this result can be used to constrain new physics in the form of generalised effective neutrino-quark interactions, which may include all possible four-fermion Lorentz structures. Then, assuming light vector mediators, i will discuss the effects of CP violation on the CEvNS process in the COHERENT sodium-iodine, liquid argon and germanium detectors.