Flavour physics studies, i.e. studies concerning the generational structure of matter, have identified the standard model as the dominant source of quark flavour and CP violation (modulo "anomalies"). This has strong implications for the physics at the TeV scale. We review the status of flavour physics and discuss how one could discover a breakdown of the standard model in flavour physics and understand flavour in and beyond the standard model. We cover opportunities for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments, with emphasis on rare flavour-changing neutral current processes.
The Particle Physics Theory seminar is a weekly series of talks reflecting the diverse interests of the group. Topics include analytic and numerical calculations based on the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, theories exploring new physics, as well as more formal developments in gauge theories and gravity..