PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1999
Professor de Gouvêa's research efforts are concentrated on addressing the questions raised by the experimental neutrino data collected over the past five years which clearly show that the Standard Model of Particle Physics is, at the very least, incomplete. In the Standard Model, neutrinos are independent particles and must have zero rest mass, whereas the experimental data indicates that neutrinos do have (very small) rest masses, and furthermore, that they can form mixed quantum-mechanical states with each other, i.e., they can switch identities. Professor de Gouvêa is interested in three aspects of this: (1) Understanding and interpreting the current experimental data. (2) Exploring the current theoretical models that extend particle physics beyond the Standard Model, and critically evaluating how well they explain the neutrino data. (3) Looking for new theoretical mechanisms for understanding neutrinos that could potentially be tested experimentally in the reasonably near future.
- A. de Gouvêa, J. Jenkins, and N. Vasudevan
Neutrino Phenomenology of Very Low-Energy Seesaw Scenarios
Phys. Rev. D75, 013003 (2007)
- A. de Gouvêa, S. Gopalakrishna, and W. Porod W
Stop Decay into Right-Handed Sneutrino LSP at Hadron Colliders
J. High Energy Phys. 11, 050 (2006)
- A. de Gouvêa and Y. Grossman
Three-Flavor Lorentz-Violating Solution to the LSND Anomaly?
Phys. Rev. D74, 093008 (2006)
- A. de Gouvêa and J. Jenkins
What Can We Learn From Neutrino Electron Scattering?
Phys. Rev. D74, 033004 (2006)
- A. de Gouvêa
Neutrinos Have Mass - So What?
Modern Physics Letters A19, 2799 (2004)
- A. de Gouvêa
Deviation of Atmospheric Mixing from Maximal and Structure in the Leptonic Flavor Sector
Physical Review D69, 093007 (2004)