Testing lepton-flavour universality with the LHCb experiment

Experimental Particle Physics seminar

Testing lepton-flavour universality with the LHCb experiment

  • Event time: 2:00pm until 3:00pm
  • Event date: 26th May 2017
  • Speaker: (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room,

Event details

Rare flavour-changing neutral current processes such as b -> s l+ l- are sensitive probes of effects beyond the Standard Model (SM). Recently, the LHCb experiment at CERN has measured several of these processes that test the nature of lepton-flavour universality in the SM. I will review the latest measurements, the connections between them and highlight some new physics models that attempt to explain the anomalies. Future directions of the experimental research will be presented. 

The experimental particle physics seminar series invites speakers from all over Europe to discuss the latest developments at the LHC, accelerator and non-accelerator based neutrino physics, hardware R&D and astroparticle physics. .

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