Ernest Ma

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The discrete non-Abelian symmetry A 4 , valid at some high-energy scale, naturally leads to degenerate neutrino masses, without spoiling the hierarchy of charged-lepton masses. Realistic neutrino mass splittings and mixing angles (one of which is necessarily maximal and the other large) are then induced radiatively in the context of softly broken(More)
If the generating mechanism for neutrino mass is to account for both the newly observed muon anomalous magnetic moment as well as the present experimental bounds on lepton flavor nonconservation, then the neutrino mass matrix should be almost degenerate and the underlying physics should be observable at future colliders. We illustrate this assertion with(More)
The leptonic Higgs doublet model of neutrino masses is implemented with an A 4 discrete symmetry (the even permutation of 4 objects or equivalently the symmetry of the tetrahedron) which has 4 irreducible representations: 1, 1 ′ , 1 ′′ , and 3. The resulting spontaneous and soft breaking of A 4 provides a realistic model of charged-lepton masses as well as(More)
If the standard model of quark interactions is supplemented by a discrete A 4 symmetry (which may be relevant for the lepton sector), the spontaneous breaking of the electroweak gauge symmetry allows arbitrary quark masses, but all mixing angles are predicted to be zero. A pattern of the explicit breaking of A 4 is proposed, which results in a realistic(More)
In the minimal standard electroweak gauge model, there is an effective dimension-five operator which generates neutrino masses. I show that there are three tree-level realizations of this operator. One is the canonical seesaw mechanism with a right-handed neutrino. Another is having a heavy Higgs triplet as recently proposed. The third possibility is to(More)