Lattice QCD and nuclear physics for searches of physics beyond the Standard Model
May 29, 2019
Low-energy tests of fundamental symmetries are extremely sensitive probes of physics beyond the Standard Model, reaching scales that are comparable, if not higher, than directly accessible at the energy frontier. The interpretation of low-energy precision experiments and their connection with models of physics beyond the Standard Model relies on controlling the theoretical uncertainties induced by the nonperturbative nature of QCD at low energy and of the nuclear interactions.
In these proceedings, I will discuss how the interplay of Lattice QCD and nuclear Effective Field Theories can lead to improved predictions for low-energy experiments, with controlled uncertainties. I will describe the framework of chiral Effective Field Theory, and then discuss a few examples, including non-standard $\beta$ decays, neutrinoless double beta decay and searches for electric dipole moments, to highlight the progress achieved in recent years, and the role that Lattice QCD will play in addressing the remaining open problems.
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