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We propose a novel theoretical understanding of neutrino masses and mixings, which is attributed to the intrinsic vector-like feature of the regularized Standard Model at short distances. We try to explain the smallness of Dirac neutrino masses and the decoupling of the right-handed neutrino as a free particle. Neutrino masses and mixing angles are completely related to each other in the Schwinger-Dyson equations for their self-energy functions. The solutions to these equations and a possible pattern of masses and mixings are discussed.

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Two topics are covered in this paper. In the first part the relation between quark mass matrices and observable quantities in gauge theories. In the second part neutrino masses and mixings in a seesaw framework.

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Neutrino physics is going through a revolutionary progress. In this talk I review what we have learned and why neutrino mass is so important. Neutrino masses and mixings are already shedding new insight into the origin of flavor. Given the evidences for neutrino mass, leptogenesis is gaining momentum as the origin of cosmic baryon asymmetry. Best of all, we will learn a lot more in the coming years.

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We briefly review models of neutrino masses and mixings. In view of the existing experimental ambiguities many possibilities are still open. After an overview of the main alternative options we focus on the most constrained class of models based on three widely split light neutrinos within SUSY Grand Unification.

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We briefly review the recent activity on neutrino masses and mixings which was prompted by the confirmation of neutrino oscillations by the Superkamiokande experiment.

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The generation of the fermion mass hierarchy in the standard model of particle physics is a long-standing puzzle. The recent discoveries from neutrino physics suggests that the mixing in the lepton sector is large compared to the quark mixings. To understand this asymmetry between the quark and lepton mixings is an important aim for particle physics. In this regard, two promising approaches from the theoretical side are grand unified theories and family symmetries. In this note we try to understand certain general features of grand unified theories with Abelian family symmetries by taking the simplest SU(5) grand unified theory as a prototype. We construct an SU(5) toy model with $U(1)_F \otimes Z'_2\otimes Z''_2 \otimes Z'''_2$ family symmetry that, in a natural way, duplicates the observed mass hierarchy and mixing matrices to lowest approximation. The system for generating the mass hierarchy is through a Froggatt-Nielsen type mechanism. One idea that we use in the model is that the quark and charged lepton sectors are hierarchical with small mixing angles while the light neutrino sector is democratic with larger mixing angles. We also discuss some of the difficulties in incorporating finer details into the model without making further assumptions or adding a large scalar sector.

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The recent evidence for neutrino oscillations stimulate us to discuss again the problem of fermion masses and mixings in gauge theories. In the standard model, several forms for quark mass matrices are equivalent. They become ansatze within most extensions of the standard model, where also relations between quark and lepton sectors may hold. In a seesaw framework, these relations can constrain the scale of heavy neutrino mass, which is often related to the scale of intermediate or unification gauge symmetry. As a consequence, two main scenarios arise. Hierarchies of masses and mixings may be explained by broken horizontal symmetries.

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I present a simple discussion of the masses and mixings of the light pseudoscalar and vector mesons based on a ``$q\bar{q}$'' description of the effective field theory. The analysis includes $\eta'$(958) from the beginning, and is largely concerned with structural questions. While the final results are mostly known, the method gives insight into the general form of the meson mass matrices and the different character of the mass splittings and mixings in the pseudoscalar and vector multiplets, and provides a coherent overall picture

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This presentation summarizes recent work of different groups on the analysis of slepton parameters at a TeV linear collider. In particular, measurements of the masses, mixings and Yukawa couplings for the neutral and charged sleptons of the first/second generation and for the charged slepton sector of the third generation are reviewed. For all relevant processes, threshold corrections and higher order corrections in the continuum are available, thus allowing high-precision analyses of the parameters in the slepton sector.