The Flavoured Road to New Physics

Who: David Straub (TU Munich)
When: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 15:15
Where: The CP³ meeting room

Identifying the fundamental theory underlying the Standard Model (SM) is a paramount goal of particle physics today. The search for new particles beyond the SM ones proceeds with unprecedented energies at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). A complementary road to new physics is the study of low-energy precision measurements in processes that are suppressed in the SM, like flavour-changing transitions between quarks. In these processes, new particles can manifest themselves via quantum fluctuations, and scales much higher than directly accessible at the LHC can be probed. I will discuss several topical examples how the interplay between flavour and high energy physics allows to test and constrain dynamical models of new physics, highlighting several tantalizing deviations from SM expectations that have shown up in experiments in recent years.