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### Constraints on the Neutrino Parameters from the `Rise-up' in the Boron Neutrino Spectrum at Low Energies

The rise-up in boron neutrino spectrum at low energies has been studied
within the framework of `pure LMA' scenario. Indirect bounds on the spectral
`upturn' have been obtained from the available solar neutrino data. These
bounds have been used to demonstrate the efficacy of the precision measurements
of the `upturn' for further constraining the neutrino parameter space allowed
by SNO salt phase data. The sterile neutrino flux has been constrained in the
light of the recent 766.3 Ty KamLAND spectral data.Comment: Latex 10pages including 3 postscript figure

### Solar Neutrinos: Spin Flavour Precession and LMA

The time dependence that appears to be hinted by the data from the first 13
years of the solar neutrino Gallium experiments is viewed as resulting from a
partial conversion of active neutrinos to light sterile ones through the
resonant interaction between the magnetic moment of the neutrino and a varying
solar field. A summary of the model and its predictions are presented for the
forthcoming experiments Borexino and LENS.Comment: 6 pages, 3 figures, contribution to 12th Lomonosov Conference in
Elementary Particle Physics, Moscow, Aug 24-31 (2005

### Quark-lepton complementarity model based predictions for $\theta_{23}^{PMNS}$ with neutrino mass hierarchy

After the successful investigation and confirmation of non zero
$\theta_{13}^{PMNS}$ by various experiments, we are standing at a square where
we still encounter a number of issues, which are to be settled. In this paper,
we have extended our recent work towards a precise prediction of the
$\theta_{23}^{PMNS}$ mixing angle, taking into account the neutrino mass
hierarchy. We parameterize the non-trivial correlation between quark (CKM) and
lepton (PMNS) mixing matrices in quark-lepton complementarity (QLC) model as
$V_{c}= U_{CKM}. \psi. U_{PMNS}$, where $\psi$ is a diagonal phase matrix.
Monte Carlo simulations are used to estimate the texture of $V_{c}$ and compare
the results with the standard Tri-Bi-Maximal (TBM) and Bi-Maximal(BM)
structures of neutrino mixing matrix. We have predicted the value of
$\theta_{23}^{PMNS}$ for normal and inverted neutrino mass hierarchies. The
value of $\theta_{23}^{PMNS}$ obtained for two cases are about $1.3\sigma$ away
from each other, implying the better precision can give us a strong hint for
the type of neutrino mass hierarchy.Comment: 3 pages, 3 figure

### Two Gallium data sets, spin flavour precession and KamLAND

We reexamine the possibility of a time modulation of the low energy solar
neutrino flux which is suggested by the average decrease of the Ga data in line
with our previous arguments. We perform two separate fits to the solar neutrino
data, one corresponding to 'high' and the other to 'low' Ga data, associated
with low and high solar activity respectively. We therefore consider an
alternative to the conventional solar+KamLAND fitting, which allows one to
explore the much wider range of the $\theta_{12}$ angle permitted by the
KamLAND fitting alone. We find a solution with parameters $\Delta
m^2_{21}=8.2\times 10^{-5} eV^2, tan^{2}\theta=0.31$ in which the 'high' and
the 'low' Ga rates lie far apart and are close to their central values and is
of comparable quality to the global best fit, where these rates lie much closer
to each other. This is an indication that the best fit in which all solar and
KamLAND data are used is not a good measure of the separation of the two Ga
data sets, as the information from the low energy neutrino modulation is
dissimulated in the wealth of data. Furthermore for the parameter set proposed
one obtains an equally good fit to the KamLAND energy spectrum and an even
better fit than the 'conventional' LMA one for the reactor antineutrino
survival probability as measured by KamLAND.Comment: V2: 15 pages, 3 eps figures, fit improved, final version to appear in
Journal of Physics

### Predictions from non trivial Quark-Lepton complementarity

The complementarity between the quark and lepton mixing matrices is shown to
provide robust predictions. We obtain these predictions by first showing that
the matrix V_M, product of the quark (CKM) and lepton (PMNS) mixing matrices,
may have a zero (1,3) entry which is favored by experimental data.
We obtain that any theoretical model with a vanishing (1,3) entry of V_M that
is in agreement with quark data, solar, and atmospheric mixing angle leads to
$\theta_{13}^{PMNS}=(9{^{+1}_{-2}})^\circ$. This value is consistent with the
present 90% CL experimental upper limit. We also investigate the prediction on
the lepton phases. We show that the actual evidence, under the only assumption
that the correlation matrix V_M product of CKM and PMNS has a zero in the entry
(1,3), gives us a prediction for the three CP-violating invariants J, S_1, and
S_2. A better determination of the lepton mixing angles will give stronger
prediction for the CP-violating invariants in the lepton sector. These will be
tested in the next generation experiments. Finally we compute the effect of non
diagonal neutrino mass in "l_i -> l_j gamma" in SUSY theories with non trivial
Quark-Lepton complementarity and a flavor symmetry. The Quark-Lepton
complementarity and the flavor symmetry strongly constrain the theory and we
obtain a clear prediction for the contribution to "mu -> e gamma" and the "tau"
decays "tau -> e gamma" and "tau -> mu gamma". If the Dirac neutrino Yukawa
couplings are degenerate but the low energy neutrino masses are not degenerate,
then the lepton decays are related among them by the V_M entries. On the other
hand, if the Dirac neutrino Yukawa couplings are hierarchical or the low energy
neutrino masses are degenerate, then the prediction for the lepton decays comes
from the CKM hierarchy.Comment: 15 pages, 5 figures, ws-ijmpa class included, Proceedings of the CTP
Symposium on Sypersymmetry at LH

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