2022 Spring Physics Colloquium Series: Dr. Kaladi Babu

DateApril 13, 2022
Time4:00 - 5:00 pm
LocationBaylor Sciences Building, Room E.231
2022 Spring Physics Colloquium Series

Dr. Kaladi Babu

Regents Professor
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Probing Unified Theories with Neutrino Oscillations and Proton Decay

In this talk I will review the motivations for "grand unification" of forces and of matter particles and the experimental hints in its support. These theories naturally predict small neutrino masses, leading to the phenomenon of neutrino flavor oscillations. Such oscillations, which transmute one flavor of neutrino to another, require tiny neutrino masses. Predictions of unified theories for neutrino oscillation
parameters will be discussed and shown to be in excellent agreement with recent data. The hallmark of these theories is the prediction that protons
should ultimately decay, with a lifetime potentially within reach of ongoing experiments. Cosmological connections between proton decay
and the origin of matter in the universe will be discussed.

For more information contact: Dr. B.F.L. Ward, 254-710-4878
PublisherDepartment of Physics
vCalDownload this event