Is the Standard Model breaking down in flavour physics?

Experimental Particle Physics seminar

Is the Standard Model breaking down in flavour physics?

  • Event time: 10:00am until 11:00am
  • Event date: 11th January 2018
  • Speaker: (Imperial College)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, 4305

Event details

The study of decays of heavy flavour mesons has since long been acknowledged as a way to discover physics beyond the Standard Model. The energy scales that the experimental measurements are sensitive to are well beyond the direct searches for new phenomena at the LHC. In the past few years, a range of measurements in B meson decays are showing tantalising hints of New Physics. I will highlight the most important measurements on lepton universality and electroweak penguin decays, discuss the experimental challenges of these measurements, and outline how this could point towards New Physics models involving new vector bosons or leptoquarks.

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