Are CP Violating Effects in the Standard Model Really Tiny?

Hernandez, Andres
Konstandin, Thomas
Schmidt, Michael G.
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We derive an effective action of the bosonic sector of the Standard Model by integrating out the fermionic degrees of freedom in the worldline approach. The CP violation due to the complex phase in the CKM matrix gives rise to CP-violating operators in the effective action. We calculate the prefactor of the appropriate next-to-leading order operators and give general estimates of CP violation in the bosonic sector of the Standard Model. In particular, we show that the effective CP violation for weak gauge fields is not suppressed by the Yukawa couplings of the light quarks and is much larger than the bound given by the Jarlskog determinant.
Comment: 4 pages. To appear in the proceedings of the 8th Conference on Strong and Electroweak Matter (SEWM08), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 26-29 August 2008
High Energy Physics - Phenomenology