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New Directions in Theoretical Neutrino Physics

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Project "nuDirections" data sheet

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city: GENEVA 23
postcode: 1211

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 Coordinator Country Switzerland [CH]
 Project website
 Total cost 806˙600 €
 EC max contribution 806˙600 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-01   to  2020-08-31


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 Project objective

'Thanks to tremendous advances in terrestrial, astrophysical and cosmological experiments, neutrino physics has again become one of the driving forces of progress in astroparticle physics. The proposed project nuDirections provides the indispensable theoretical counterpart to the rapid experimental developments. Our goal is to investigate from a theoretical point of view a multitude of unexplored phenomena within and beyond the Standard Model of particle physics that are now becoming experimentally accessible in new neutrino experiments. The three main pillars of the project are: (1) Light sterile neutrinos. With hypothetical eV-scale sterile neutrinos coming under intense scrutiny by new experiments, sophisticated global fits will remain a linchpin for the theoretical interpretation of experimental data. We plan to carry out these fits using upgrades of our world-leading numerical codes, and to use our results as guidelines for exploring new theoretical models featuring sterile neutrinos as part of a larger 'hidden sector' of particle physics. This includes in particular the unique phenomenology of self-interacting sterile neutrinos. (2) Decoherence effects in dense neutrino gases. As neutrinos propagate, coherence between different mass eigenstates is eventually lost due to their different group velocities. We will demonstrate that decoherence can completely modify neutrino oscillations in dense environments such as supernovae or the early Universe. Mapping the rich phenomenology of decoherence effects in neutrino oscillations thus has the potential to play a game-changing role in the physics of supernova neutrinos. (3) Neutrinos and dark matter. We plan to develop a new mechanism for the production of sterile neutrino dark matter in the early Universe and to play a leading role in the theory and phenomenology of neutrino signals from dark matter annihilation or decay. '


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Basudeb Dasgupta, Joachim Kopp, Pedro Schwaller
Photons, photon jets, and dark photons at 750 GeV and beyond
published pages: , ISSN: 1434-6044, DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4127-4
The European Physical Journal C 76/5 2020-01-24
2018 Mona Dentler, Álvaro Hernández-Cabezudo, Joachim Kopp, Pedro Machado, Michele Maltoni, Ivan Martinez-Soler, Thomas Schwetz
Updated global analysis of neutrino oscillations in the presence of eV-scale sterile neutrinos
published pages: , ISSN: 1029-8479, DOI: 10.1007/JHEP08(2018)010
Journal of High Energy Physics 2018/8 2020-01-24
2016 J. Kopp, P. A. N. Machado, M. Maltoni, T. Schwetz
Sterile neutrinos
published pages: 50009, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1063/1.4953310
AIP Conference Proceedings volume 1743 2020-01-24
2018 Joachim Kopp, Ranjan Laha, Toby Opferkuch, William Shepherd
Cuckoo’s eggs in neutron stars: can LIGO hear chirps from the dark sector?
published pages: , ISSN: 1029-8479, DOI: 10.1007/JHEP11(2018)096
Journal of High Energy Physics 2018/11 2020-01-24
2016 Joachim Kopp, Jia Liu, Tracy R. Slatyer, Xiao-Ping Wang, Wei Xue
Impeded Dark Matter
published pages: , ISSN: 1029-8479, DOI: 10.1007/JHEP12(2016)033
Journal of High Energy Physics 2016/12 2020-01-24
2017 R. Adhikari, M. Agostini, N. Anh Ky, T. Araki, M. Archidiacono, M. Bahr, J. Baur, J. Behrens, F. Bezrukov, P.S. Bhupal Dev, D. Borah, A. Boyarsky, A. de Gouvea, C.A. de S. Pires, H.J. de Vega, A.G. Dias, P. Di Bari, Z. Djurcic, K. Dolde, H. Dorrer, M. Durero, O. Dragoun, M. Drewes, G. Drexlin, Ch.E. Düllmann, K. Eberhardt, S. Eliseev, C. Enss, N.W. Evans, A. Faessler, P. Filianin, V. Fischer, A. Fleischmann, J.A. Formaggio, J. Franse, F.M. Fraenkle, C.S. Frenk, G. Fuller, L. Gastaldo, A. Garzilli, C. Giunti, F. Glück, M.C. Goodman, M.C. Gonzalez-Garcia, D. Gorbunov, J. Hamann, V. Hannen, S. Hannestad, S.H. Hansen, C. Hassel, J. Heeck, F. Hofmann, T. Houdy, A. Huber, D. Iakubovskyi, A. Ianni, A. Ibarra, R. Jacobsson, T. Jeltema, J. Jochum, S. Kempf, T. Kieck, M. Korzeczek, V. Kornoukhov, T. Lachenmaier, M. Laine, P. Langacker, T. Lasserre, J. Lesgourgues, D. Lhuillier, Y.F. Li, W. Liao, A.W. Long, M. Maltoni, G. Mangano, N.E. Mavromatos, N. Menci, A. Merle, S. Mertens, A. Mirizzi, B. Monreal, A. Nozik, A. Neronov, V. Niro, Y. Novikov, L. Oberauer, E. Otten, N. Palanque-Delabrouille, M. Pallavicini, V.S. Pantuev, E. Papastergis, S. Parke, S. Pascoli, S. Pastor, A. Patwardhan, A. Pilaftsis, D.C. Radford, P.C.-O. Ranitzsch, O. Rest, D.J. Robinson, P.S. Rodrigues da Silva, O. Ruchayskiy, N.G. Sanchez, M. Sasaki, N. Saviano, A. Schneider, F. Schneider, T. Schwetz, S. Schönert, S. Scholl, F. Shankar, R. Shrock, N. Steinbrink, L. Strigari, F. Suekane, B. Suerfu, R. Takahashi, N. Thi Hong Van, I. Tkachev, M. Totzauer, Y. Tsai, C.G. Tully, K. Valerius, J.W.F. Valle, D. Venos, M. Viel, M. Vivier, M.Y. Wang, C. Weinheimer, K. Wendt, L. Winslow, J. Wolf, M. Wurm, Z. Xing, S. Zhou, K. Zuber
A White Paper on keV sterile neutrino Dark Matter
published pages: 025-025, ISSN: 1475-7516, DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2017/01/025
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2017/01 2020-01-24
2018 Malte Buschmann, Joachim Kopp, Benjamin R. Safdi, Chih-Liang Wu
Stellar Wakes from Dark Matter Subhalos
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.211101
Physical Review Letters 120/21 2020-01-24
2017 Vedran Brdar, Joachim Kopp, Jia Liu
Dark gamma-ray bursts
published pages: , ISSN: 2470-0010, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.95.055031
Physical Review D 95/5 2020-01-24
2018 Vedran Brdar, Joachim Kopp, Jia Liu, Pascal Prass, Xiao-Ping Wang
Fuzzy dark matter and nonstandard neutrino interactions
published pages: , ISSN: 2470-0010, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.97.043001
Physical Review D 97/4 2020-01-24
2017 Dentler, Mona; Hernández-Cabezudo, Álvaro; Kopp, Joachim; Maltoni, Michele; Schwetz, Thomas
Sterile neutrinos or flux uncertainties? — Status of the reactor anti-neutrino anomaly
published pages: , ISSN: 1029-8479, DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000076795
JHEP 2 2020-01-24
2018 Vedran Brdar, Joachim Kopp, Jia Liu, Xiao-Ping Wang
X-Ray Lines from Dark Matter Annihilation at the keV Scale
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.061301
Physical Review Letters 120/6 2020-01-24
2018 Michael J. Baker, Moritz Breitbach, Joachim Kopp, Lukas Mittnacht
Dynamic freeze-in: impact of thermal masses and cosmological phase transitions on dark matter production
published pages: , ISSN: 1029-8479, DOI: 10.1007/JHEP03(2018)114
Journal of High Energy Physics 2018/3 2020-01-24
2016 Malte Buschmann, Joachim Kopp, Jia Liu, Xiao-Ping Wang
New signatures of flavor violating Higgs couplings
published pages: , ISSN: 1029-8479, DOI: 10.1007/JHEP06(2016)149
Journal of High Energy Physics 2016/6 2020-01-24
2017 Vedran Brdar, Joachim Kopp, Xiao-Ping Wang
Sterile neutrinos and flavor ratios in IceCube
published pages: 026-026, ISSN: 1475-7516, DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2017/01/026
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2017/01 2020-01-24
2016 Saviano, Ninetta
Physics Opportunities with Supernova Neutrinos
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.3204/DESY-PROC-2016-05/16
Proceedings, Magellan Workshop: Connecting Neutrino Physics and Astronomy 1 2020-01-24

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