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HEP Seminar: Ivan Esteban: Long Range Interactions in Cosmology: Implications for Neutrinos

When: Monday, April 19, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Laura Nevins  

Group: Physics and Astronomy High Energy Physics Seminars

Category: Academic


Abstract: Cosmology is well suited to study the effects of long range interactions due to the large densities in the early Universe. In this talk, I will explore how the energy density and equation of state of a fermion system diverge from the commonly assumed ideal gas form under the presence of scalar long range interactions with a range much smaller than cosmological scales. In this scenario, "small"-scale physics can impact our largest-scale observations. As a benchmark, I will apply the formalism to self-interacting neutrinos, performing an analysis to present and future cosmological data. I will explore how this fully removes the cosmological neutrino mass bound, opening the possibility for a laboratory neutrino mass detection in the near future. I will also discuss an interesting complementarity between neutrino laboratory experiments and the future EUCLID survey.

Seminar Speaker: Ivan Esteban, Ohio State

Host: André de Gouvea


Meeting Details:
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 4:00pm (Central Time)

Zoom info:
Please email to get the Zoom meeting link. 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, HEP

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