Form factor ratios for Bs→Kℓν and Bs→Dsℓν semileptonic decays and |Vub/Vcb|

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Form factor ratios for Bs→Kℓν and Bs→Dsℓν semileptonic decays and |Vub/Vcb|

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 24th October 2018
  • Speaker: Christopher Bouchard (University of Glasgow)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, Room 4305,

Event details

I will present a lattice QCD determination of the ratio of the scalar and vector form factors for two semileptonic decays of the Bs meson: Bs→Kℓν and Bs→Dsℓν. In conjunction with future experimental data, results for these correlated form factors will provide a new method to extract |Vub/Vcb|, which may elucidate the current tension between exclusive and inclusive determinations of these Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa mixing matrix parameters. In addition to the form factor results, we determine the ratio of the differential decay rates, and forward-backward and polarization asymmetries, for the two decays.

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