Waiting for μ → eγ from the MEG experiment

Junji Hisano, Minoru Nagai, Paride Paradisi, Yasuhiro Shimizu

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The Standard Model (SM) predictions for the lepton flavor-violating (LFV) processes like μ → eγ are well far from any realistic experimental resolution, thus, the appearance of μ → eγ at the running MEG experiment would unambiguously point towards a New Physics (NP) signal. In this article, we discuss the phenomenological implications in case of observation/improved upper bound on μ → eγ at the running MEG experiment for supersymmetric (SUSY) scenarios with a see-saw mechanism accounting for the neutrino masses. We outline the role of related observables to μ → eγ in shedding light on the nature of the SUSY LFV sources providing useful tools i) to reconstruct some fundamental parameters of the neutrino physics and ii) to test whether an underlying SUSY Grand Unified Theory (GUT) is at work. The perspectives for the detection of LFV signals in τ decays are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number030
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Supersymmetry Phenomenology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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