New Physics and Anomalies in B-meson decays

Particle Physics Theory seminar

New Physics and Anomalies in B-meson decays

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 18th March 2015
  • Speaker: Marco Nardecchia (DAMTP, University of Cambridge)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room,

Event details

In the first part of the talk I will review the status of flavor physics after the first run of the LHC and in particular I will discuss recent results from the LHCb experiment suggesting possible deviations from the SM predictions in semileptonic B-meson decays.

In the second part of the talk I will give an interpretation of the these anomalies via a composite Higgs model, in which both the Higgs and a triplet leptoquarks arise as pseudo-Goldstone bosons of the strong dynamics.

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..

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