Date and time: Tuesday, February 16th at 16:00 CET
Speaker: Jordi Salvado (Universidad de Barcelona)
Title: Long Range Interactions in Cosmology: Implications for Neutrinos
Abstract: Cosmology is well suited to study the effects of long range interactions due to the large densities in the early Universe. In this talk, we explore how the energy density and equation of state of a fermion system diverge from the commonly assumed ideal gas form under the presence of scalar long range interactions with a range much smaller than cosmological scales. In this scenario, “small”-scale physics can impact our largest-scale observations. As a benchmark, we apply the formalism to self-interacting neutrinos, performing an analysis to present and future cosmological data. Our results show that the current cosmological neutrino mass bound is fully avoided in the presence of a long range interaction, opening the possibility for a laboratory neutrino mass detection in the near future. We also demonstrate an interesting complementarity between neutrino laboratory experiments and the future EUCLID survey.