17-24 July 2013
KTH and Stockholm University Campus
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Measurement of gamma from three-body B decays

18 Jul 2013, 16:45
D1 (KTH Campus)


KTH Campus

Talk presentation Flavour Physics and Fundamental Symmetries Flavour Physics and fundamental symmetries


Maxime Imbeault (Cégep de Saint-Laurent)


It was recently shown that the weak phase $\gamma$ can be extracted from three-body B decays. Using a flavor-SU(3)-symmetric approach, we extract $\gamma$ from the BaBar measurements of the Dalitz plots of $B \to K\pi\pi$ and $B \to KK\bar K$ decays. We find four possible solutions: $31^{+2}_{-3}$, $77\pm3$, $258^{+4}_{-3}$ and $315^{+3}_{-2}$, in degrees. In all cases the error includes first-order flavor-SU(3) breaking effects. One solution -- $77\pm3$ -- is consistent with the standard model; its error is smaller than that obtained using two-body B decays. We present recent updates of the results.

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Maxime Imbeault (Cégep de Saint-Laurent)


Bhubanjyoti Bhattacharya (University of Montreal) David London (Universite de Montreal)

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