Flavour Physics Beyond the Standard Model

Who: Federico Mescia (University of Barcelona)
When: Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 14:15
Where: The CP³ meeting room

I will present a summary of what we learned so far from low-energy flavour-quark observables, concerning physics beyond the Standard Model (SM). In the last few years there has been a great experimental progress in quark and lepton flavour physics. In the quark sector, the validity of the SM has been strongly reinforced by a series of challenging tests. More important, several suppressed observables (such as DMBs, sin(2beta), epsK, b->sgamma) potentially sensitive to New Physics (NP) have been measured with good accuracy, showing no deviations from the SM. In constructing a realistic SM extension we should then try to reconcile many non-trivial constraints. The Minimal Flavour Violation hypothesis well handles flavour-quark data and shows, in the large tanbeta scenario, interesting effects to be detected by LHCB.

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