Rayleigh operators: from muon conversion to shining dark matter

by Alexey Petrov (Wayne, Detroit)

Europe/Berlin (HS3, Physikdepartment)

HS3, Physikdepartment


We discuss searches for New Physics that couples to the Standard Model sector through Rayleigh-type operators. We address the cases where such operators could be important vehicles in explaining the excess of "electron recoil" events recently observed by the Xenon1T collaboration or in mediating New Physics interactions in flavor-violating transitions of muons and taus.