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Mysteries in Flavour Physics (1/4)

by Gino Isidori (University of Zurich (CH))

503/1-001 - Council Chamber (CERN)

503/1-001 - Council Chamber


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I will give a general introduction to flavour physics, within and beyond the Standard Model. I will devote particular attention  to the concept of Lepton Flavour Universality, and the theoretical description of rare B decays of the type b→s ℓ+ℓ– (ℓ = e, μ).

Bio Gino Isidori:

Gino Isidori is a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Zurich.  He graduated at University of Rome La Sapienza in 1991, where he also obtained the PhD in physics in 1996. He has been visiting scientist at SLAC (Stanford), and a CERN Fellow. From 2000 till 2014 he has been a member of  INFN Laboratories in Frascati, where he became INFN Research Director in 2018. He has been a Guest Professor at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, in 2017, and at the Technical University of Munich, in 2019. Between 2011 and 2013 he was a scientific associate at CERN. His research activity focus on the theory and phenomenology of fundamental interactions. He provided seminal contributions in the area of Higgs physics and Flavor physics, both within and beyond the Standard Model. His most influential results include the demonstration of the metastability of the Standard Model vacuum, and the formulation of the hypothesis of Minimal Flavor Violation. Since 2015 his research group at the University of Zurich is playing a leading role in the theoretical interpretation of the B-physics anomalies. 

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