Neutrino Oscillations and Short Transit Times

Seminar
Speaker
Prof. Larry Horowitz, Bar Ilan University
Date
23/04/2012 - 13:30Add to Calendar 2012-04-23 13:30:00 2012-04-23 13:30:00 Neutrino Oscillations and Short Transit Times The Stueckelberg formulation of a manifestly covariant relativistic classical and quantum mechanics is briefly reviewed and it is shown that in this framework a simple model exists for which, for systems with flavor oscillations, measured beam transit times can be shortened. We show that this phenomenon could provide a mechanism for a “pull back” in measured time during the transit of a beam of neutrinos but for which the speed is almost everywhere less than light speed. The model is shown to be consistent with the field equations and the Lorentz force for Glashow-Salam-Weinberg type non-Abelian fields interacting with the leptons. This result can be considered as a prediction of the outcome of experiments designed to resolve the presently conflicting evidence for this effect. Physics Buld. 301 המחלקה לפיזיקה physics.dept@mail.biu.ac.il Asia/Jerusalem public
Place
Physics Buld. 301
Abstract

The Stueckelberg formulation of a manifestly covariant relativistic classical and quantum

mechanics is briefly reviewed and it is shown that in this framework a simple model

exists for which, for systems with flavor oscillations, measured beam transit times can be

shortened. We show that this phenomenon could provide a mechanism for a “pull back”

in measured time during the transit of a beam of neutrinos but for which the speed is

almost everywhere less than light speed. The model is shown to be consistent with the

field equations and the Lorentz force for Glashow-Salam-Weinberg type non-Abelian fields

interacting with the leptons. This result can be considered as a prediction of the outcome

of experiments designed to resolve the presently conflicting evidence for this effect.

תאריך עדכון אחרון : 15/04/2012