8-13 September 2013
Asilomar, California
US/Pacific timezone

The Origin of Neutrino Masses and Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay

9 Sep 2013, 15:00
Asilomar, California

Asilomar, California

Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Oral Double Beta Decay Double Beta Decay/ Neutrino Mass I


Dr Werner Rodejohann (MPIK, Heidelberg)


The theoretical and phenomenological impact of recent results on the lifetime of neutrinoless double beta decay from KamLAND-Zen, EXO-200 and GERDA is discussed. In particular, the compatibility of the limits on the decay of Xenon and Germanium is investigated. The possibility of double beta decay mechanisms different from light Majorana neutrino exchange is stressed. Typically these mechanisms are at the TeV-scale in order to saturate current limits on the lifetime, and recent results on their testability are presented.

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Dr Werner Rodejohann (MPIK, Heidelberg)

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