The Current Status of the See-Saw Mechanism

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2020-01-01
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Marasinghe, Kevin
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Kerry Whisnant
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The see-saw mechanism is an elegant method of resolving some of the key issues in neutrino phenomenology. In order to motivate the see-saw mechanism, the history of neutrino discovery, research, and explanation will be discussed. The current viability of the see-saw mechanism with respect to the latest experimental developments will also be addressed.

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A brief history of the neutrino, from theoretical object to first detection, discovery of its massive nature, the see-saw mechanism as a theory explaining its mass, including discussion on Dirac vs. Majorana nature, and up-to-date experimental results having to do with the theory.

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