Urjit A Yajnik
Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics
Volume 55 Issue 1-2 July 2000 pp 347-355
MVN Murthy Urjit A Yajnik KRS Balaji G Bhattacharyya Amol Dighe Shashikant Dugad ND Hari Dass PK Kabir Kamales Kar D Indumathi John G Learned Debasish Majumdar NK Mondal MVN Murthy SN Nayak Sandip Pakvasa Amitava Raychaudhuri RS Raghavan G Rajasekaran R Ramachandran Alak K Ray Asim K Ray Saurabh Rindani HS Sharatchandra Rahul Sinha Nita Sinha S Umasankar Urjit A Yajnik
We have identified some important and worthwhile physics opportunities with a possible neutrino detector located in India. Particular emphasis is placed on the geographical advantage with a stress on the complimentary aspects with respect to other neutrino detectors already in operation.
Volume 89 Issue 4 October 2017 Article ID 0059 Special Issue
Left–right symmetric gauge theory presents a minimal paradigm to accommodate massive neutrinos with all the known conserved symmetries duly gauged. The work presented here is based on the argument that the see-saw mechanism does not force the new right-handed symmetry scale to be very high, and as such some of the species from the spectrum of the new gauge and Higgs bosons can have masses within a few orders of magnitude of the TeV scale. The scale of the left–right parity breaking in turn can be sequestered from the Planck scale by supersymmetry. We have studied several formulations of such just beyond Standard Model (JBSM) theories for their consistency with cosmology. Specifically, the need to eliminate phenomenologically undesirable domainwalls gives many useful clues. The possibility that the exact left–right symmetry breaks in conjunction with supersymmetry has been explored in the context of gauge mediation, placing restrictions on the available parameter space. Finally, we have also studied a left–right symmetric model in the context of metastable supersymmetric vacua and obtained constraints on the mass scale of right-handed symmetry. In all the cases studied, the mass scale of the right-handed neutrino $M_R$ remains bounded from above, and in some of the cases the scale $10^9$ GeV favourable for supersymmetric thermal leptogenesis is disallowed. On the other hand, PeV scale remains a viable option, and the results warrant a more detailed study of such models for their observability in collider and astroparticle experiments.