Reinterpretation of the Weak Mixing Angle Measurement from Atomic Parity Violation

  • Oct. 28, 2021, 2:30 pm US/Central
  • Francesca Dordei, INFN Cagliari
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In this talk, I will present the first measurement of the neutron skin of cesium and iodine using electroweak probes, namely coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering and atomic parity violation. This measurement, differently from hadronic probes, is model-independent and suggests a preference for nuclear models which predict large neutron skin values. Moreover, it permits to perform a new determination of the low-energy weak mixing angle, with a percent uncertainty, fully determined from electroweak processes and independent of the neutron radius of cesium, allowed to vary in the fit. This will permit to put reliable constraints to theories beyond the standard model.