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Three Problems in Flavor Physics

KMI Experiment Seminar
2016-09-14 16:00
Abner Soffer
KMI Science Symposia (ES635)

The phenomenology of flavor physics is well described by the standard model, but its origins are not understood. Near- and far-future experiments will provide opportunities to address this question with unprecedented sensitivity to new physics. In this talk I will describe three studies that probe the flavor properties of new physics in a time progression of experiments. The most near-term study follows up on the 4-sigma discrepancy seen in the decay rates of B->D(*)taunu, where new techniques will be needed to exploit the full potential of Belle-II. The second asks whether ATLAS and CMS could detect a new resonance if it is responsible for LHCb’s b->sll anomalies. The last study goes back to the latest standard-model discovery, determining whether ILC can test the Higgs mechanism for the light quarks.