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Shouvik Roy Choudhury (Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Taiwan)
Date & Time
Mon, 08 April 2024, 15:30 to 17:00
Madhava Lecture Hall

Neutrinos are massless in the standard model, but neutrino oscillation experiments have confirmed that at least two out of the three active neutrino species have mass. Cosmological data can be an important probe for neutrino properties, like mass, energy density, and non-standard interactions. In this talk, I shall first discuss the bounds on the neutrino mass sum and the mass hierarchy from cosmological data, and how cosmological data cannot differentiate between the normal and inverted hierarchy well. Next, using Bayesian evidence and KL Divergence calculations, we shall see that there is no conclusive evidence for normal neutrino mass hierarchy from the combined power of the latest neutrino oscillations, neutrinoless double beta decay, and cosmological data, when we consider mass hierarchy agnostic priors. Finally, we shall look at constraints from cosmological data, on the possible neutrino non-standard self-interactions mediated by a heavy scalar and its role as a potential solution to the Hubble tension.

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Meeting ID: 986 0437 5857
Passcode: 080824