Collider Cross Talk

First evidence for Bs->mumu: theoretical overview and experimental result

by Gino Isidori (INFN Frascati) , Xabier Cid Vidal (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (ES))

4-2-011 - TH common room (CERN)

4-2-011 - TH common room


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In the first part, Gino Isidori will review the theoretical interest of Bs -> mu mu, both within and beyond the SM, discussing in particular the uncertainties affecting the SM prediction. Then Xabier Cid Vidal will explain the search for Bs -> mu mu using 2.1 fb^-1 of LHCb data, leading to a 3.5sigma evidence. He will describe the experimental challenges of this channel and summarize the techniques employed.