Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Fall 2020

Department

Physics and Astronomy

First Major Professor

Kerry Whisnant

Degree(s)

Master of Science (MS)

Major(s)

High Energy Physics

Abstract

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.

Comments

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.

Copyright Owner

Marasinghe, Kevin

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

File Format

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Embargo Period (admin only)

12-7-2020

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