8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

Relating B_s Mixing and B_s -> mu+mu- with New Physics

Aug 12, 2011, 8:00 AM
554 (Rhode Island Convention Center)


Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Heavy Flavor Physics (bottom, charm, tau) Heavy Flavor Physics


Prof. Gene Golowich (U Mass)


We perform a study of the Standard Model (SM) fit to the mixing quantities Delta M_{B_s} and Delta Gamma_{B_s}/Delta M_{B_s} in order to bound contributions of New Physics (NP) to B_s mixing. We then use this to explore the branching fraction of B_s -> mu+mu- in certain models of NP. In most cases, this constrains NP amplitudes for B_s -> mu+mu- to lie below the SM component.

Primary author

Prof. Gene Golowich (U Mass)


Prof. Alexey Petrov (Wayne State University) Dr Gagik Yeghiyan (Wayne State University) Prof. JoAnne Hewett (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) Prof. Sandip Pakvasa (University of Hawaii)

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