Tau physics from the B Factories

Experimental Particle Physics seminar

Tau physics from the B Factories

  • Event time: 2:00pm until 3:00pm
  • Event date: 4th May 2006
  • Speaker: George Lafferty (University of Manchester)
  • Location: Room 6206,

Event details

The SLAC and KEK B factories are also tau factories, which have to date produced almost one billion tau+tau- pairs. I will discuss some of the physics analyses that are being done with these samples, with a selection from: searches for lepton-flavour violation; studies of the hadronic weak current; searches for second-class currents; studies of the spectroscopy of light-quark mesons; measuring the photon hadronic vacuum-polarisation contribution to the muon g-2; measurements of the CKM matrix element V_us; and measuring the mass of the strange quark.

Event resources

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