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May 6 – 10, 2019
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Electric Dipole Moments From Dark Sectors

May 9, 2019, 5:15 PM
Elliott 162

Elliott 162

Contributed Oral Flavor and the Higgs and Dark Sectors Parallel session 2


Dr Shohei Okawa (University of Victoria)


We examine the sensitivity of electric dipole moments (EDMs) as precision observables for new $CP$-violating physics in a dark sector. Assuming that the dominant mediation channel is via one or more of the vector, Higgs or neutrino portals, we examine the leading EDM contributions. The dominant contributions arise at two-loop order, and EDMs can provide sensitivity to portal couplings that is complementary to direct probes at the intensity frontier or high energy colliders. In particular, we identify a significant two-loop contribution to the electron EDM, mediated through the singlet (Higgs plus neutrino) portal, for which EDMs already provide new and complementary sensitivity in the regime of large singlet neutrino masses.

Primary author

Dr Shohei Okawa (University of Victoria)


Dr Adam Ritz (University of Victoria) Dr Maxim Pospelov (University of Victoria & Perimeter Institute)

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