In recent years several anomalies have been observed in decays of B-mesons. We give first a brief overview on the experimental situation. It is well know that these anomalies can be explained by adding leptoquarks or extra vector-bosons to the SM particle content.
Cosmology is the study of the large scale structure of the Universe, as well as its dynamics. Our group has been involved in the study and development of cosmological models, in particular to explain the accelerated phases of the cosmological evolution, dubbed inflationary phases.
For our latest developments/activities in this area, please see the listing below.
Latest Cosmology News & Events
Gr@v Ph.D. students Alexandre Pombo, João Oliveira and Jorge Delgado visited Belém, Brazil as members of the FunFiCO Marie Curie RISE project. Their visit coincided with the VII Amazonian Workshop on Gravity and analogue models, where they presented their work, and the Amazonian High Studies School in Theoretical Physics where they attended courses on Numerical Relativity and Gravitational Lensing.
Current and former Gr@v members met at the 22nd International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR22) in Valencia, Spain. Great talks and great discussions!
An extended scalar sector often emerges in models motivated by the electroweak hierarchy problem. In particular, a SM triplet is interesting because its decay is very constrained at the renormalizable level. Therefore, effective operators with a low cutoff make the triplet components decay promptly.