Solving Beautiful Puzzles

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Solving Beautiful Puzzles

  • Event time: 2:00pm until 3:00pm
  • Event date: 28th June 2023
  • Speaker: Keri Vos (Maastricht University)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, Room 4305,

Event details

Beauty meson decays are important in the search for physics beyond the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics. The large amount of data gathered by the B factories and LHCb allows testing the SM with an unprecedented precision, probing scales much higher than the reach of direct searches at the LHC. In this sense, B mesons serve as a Telescope in the search for new interactions and particles. To do so, requires precise and reliable theoretical predictions. In this talk, I will discuss some of the puzzles in flavour physics, and present the challenges and new ideas to push the theoretical precision up. Specifically, I will focus on the determination of the CKM element Vcb, Vub.

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About Particle Physics Theory seminars

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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