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    Neutrino Masses and Mixing: Where We Stand and Where We are Going

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    In this talk I review our present knowledge on neutrino masses and mixing as well as the expectations from near future experiments.Comment: 19 Pages, 11 figures. Review talk given at the 10th International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions, SUSY02 (June 17-23, 2002, DESY, Hamburg

    Impact of two mass-scale oscillations on the analysis of atmospheric and reactor neutrino data

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    We study the stability of the results of 3-nu oscillation analysis of atmospheric and reactor neutrino data under departures of the one--dominant mass scale approximation. In order to do so we perform the analysis of atmospheric and reactor neutrino data in terms of three--neutrino oscillations where the effect of both mass differences is explicitly considered. We study the allowed parameter space resulting from this analysis as a function of the mass splitting hierarchy parameter alpha = Delta m^2/Delta M^2 which parametrizes the departure from the one--dominant mass scale approximation. We consider schemes with both direct and inverted mass ordering. Our results show that in the analysis of atmospheric data the derived range of the largest mass splitting, Delta M^2$, is stable while the allowed ranges of mixing angles sin^2 theta_{23} and sin^2 theta_{13} are wider than those obtained in the one--dominant mass scale approximation. Inclusion of the CHOOZ reactor data in the analysis results into the reduction of the parameter space in particular for the mixing angles. As a consequence the final allowed ranges of parameters from the combined analysis are only slightly broader than when obtained in the one--dominant mass scale approximation.Comment: Updated data, references added and typos corrected. Version to appear in Eur.Phys.J.

    Status of Global Analysis of Neutrino Oscillation Data

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    In this talk we discuss some details of the analysis of neutrino data and our present understanding of neutrino masses and mixing. This talk is based on hep-ph/0306001, hep-ph/0306226 and hep-ph/0404085.Comment: 10 pages, LaTeX file using ws-procs9x6, 6 figures included. Talk given by MCGG at the 5th Workshop on "Neutrino Oscillations and their Origin" (NOON2004), Tokyo, Japan, February 11-15, 200

    Compositeness Effects in the Anomalous Weak-Magnetic Moment of Leptons

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    We investigate the effects induced by excited leptons, at the one-loop level, in the anomalous magnetic and weak-magnetic form factors of the leptons. Using a general effective Lagrangian approach to describe the couplings of the excited leptons, we compute their contributions to the weak-magnetic moment of the τ\tau lepton, which can be measured on the ZZ peak, and we compare it with the contributions to gΌ−2g_\mu - 2, measured at low energies.Comment: Latex File using Rev Tex. 16 pages 5 .eps figure

    Flavoured Soft Leptogenesis

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    We study the impact of flavour in ``soft leptogenesis'' (leptogenesis induced by soft supersymmetry breaking terms). We address the question of how flavour effects can affect the region of parameters in which successful soft leptogenesis induced by CP violation in the right-handed sneutrino mixing is possible. We find that for decays which occur in the intermediate to strong washout regimes for all flavours, the produced total B−LB-L asymmetry can be up to a factor O(30){\cal O}(30) larger than the one predicted with flavour effects being neglected. This enhancement, permits slightly larger values of the required lepton violating soft bilinear term.Comment: 20 pages, 5 figures. Version accepted in JHEP. Results unchange

    Present Bounds on New Neutral Vector Resonances from Electroweak Gauge Boson Pair Production at the LHC

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    Several extensions of the Standard Model predict the existence of new neutral spin-1 resonances associated to the electroweak symmetry breaking sector. Using the data from ATLAS (with integrated luminosity of L=1.02 fb^{-1}) and CMS (with integrated luminosity of L=1.55 fb^{-1}) on the production of W+W- pairs through the process pp -> l^+ l^{\prime -} \sla{E}_T, we place model independent bounds on these new vector resonances masses, couplings and widths. Our analyses show that the present data excludes new neutral vector resonances with masses up to 1-2.3 TeV depending on their couplings and widths. We also demonstrate how to extend our analysis framework to different models working a specific example.Comment: 10 pages, 6 figure