Frank Petriello
(Northwestern University)

08/09/2014, 10:05

Patrick Koppenburg
(NIKHEF (NL))

08/09/2014, 11:05

Phillip Urquijo
(University of Melbourne (AU))

08/09/2014, 11:30

Matthew John Charles
(Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))

08/09/2014, 12:20

Martin Heck
(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

08/09/2014, 14:30

Leptonic decays of B mesons are well understood in the Standard Model (SM) and highly suppressed due to helicity conservation. The leptonic branching fraction measurements can provide stringent constraints on New Physics, where particles or forces outside of the SM can suppress or enhance the decay rate. Experimentally, due to the small branching fractions, it is a challenge to measure the...

Fred Wietfeldt
(Tulane University)

08/09/2014, 15:05

The free neutron decays to a proton, electron, and antineutrino with a lifetime of about 15 minutes. Neutron decay is the prototype for nuclear beta decay and other semileptonic weak decays. The value of the neutron lifetime, along with neutron decay correlation parameters, provides direct access to the vector and axial vector weak couplings of the nucleon and the CKM matrix element Vud and...

Alexander Khodjamirian
(University of Siegen)

08/09/2014, 15:26

I will present the current status of the B\to \pi form factors calculated from QCD LCSR at large hadronic recoil. New updated uncertainty estimates and extrapolations of the form factors are obtained, together with model-independent unitarity bounds. Related results for the other heavy-to-light hadronic matrix elements will be overviewed.

Hartmut Abele
(Institute of Atomic and Subatomic Physics)

08/09/2014, 15:40

Alejandro Garcia
(University of Washington)

08/09/2014, 16:45

We will describe the extraction of Vud from nuclear beta decays. We will summarize recent progress in understanding possible sources of uncertainties, in particular, the isospin breaking corrections. We will present some existing tests of the latter and indicate the prospects for more stringent tests in the future.

Paolo Gambino
(Universita e INFN (IT))

08/09/2014, 17:05

The extraction of Vcb from fits to inclusive semileptonic B decays is reviewed, with emphasis on recent developments and in particular on the effect of higher order corrections and on heavy mass constraints.

Matthew David Moulson
(INFN)

08/09/2014, 17:15

During the last few years, new experimental and theoretical results have allowed ever-more-stringent tests of the Standard Model to be performed using kaon decays. This overview of recent progress includes updated results for the evaluation of the CKM matrix element Vus from experimental kaon decay data, as well as related tests of CKM unitarity and gauge and lepton universality.

Nicolas Garron

08/09/2014, 17:45

I review the recent determinations of V_{us} from lattice QCD. After a quick review of the strategies, I will show the current status and will present some new ongoing computations at the physical value of pion mass

Daping Du
(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

08/09/2014, 17:50

I will discuss the recent results for the B->D*lv and B->Dlv semileptonic form factors and the determination of |V_cb| from the Fermilab/MILC collaborations. These lattice calculations use an improved staggered action for the light quarks and the Fermilab action for the charm and bottom quarks; the calculation uses the MILC (asqtad) ensembles with three flavors of sea quarks and five lattice...

Dr
Florian Urs Bernlochner
(Universitaet Bonn (DE))

08/09/2014, 18:10

The experimental knowledge of semileptonic B decays to a D or D* meson with one or more pions is limited. These limitations are relevant to two experimental puzzles: the tension between the values of Vcb determined from inclusive and exclusive semileptonic decays, and the gap between the sum of the exclusive semileptonic B decays to charm and the inclusive b -> c l nu rate. The full...

Antonin Portelli
(University of Southampton)

08/09/2014, 18:15

Isospin symmetry is explicitly broken in the Standard Model by the non-zero differences of mass and electric charge between the up and down quarks. Both of these corrections are expected to have a comparable size of the order of one percent relatively to hadronic energies. Although these contributions are small, they play a crucial role in hadronic and nuclear physics. We explain how to...

Mr
Bahman Dehnadi
(University of Vienna)

08/09/2014, 18:29

We briefly review recent charm and bottom mass determinations based on perturbative QCD. We give new results on MSbar charm mass using as input lattice moments of the pseudoscalar current correlator. We also give an update on the MSbar bottom mass based on e+e- data, which quantifies the uncertainties from energies where no measurements exist and uses latest theory input. Both analyses are...

Guido Bell
(University of Oxford)

09/09/2014, 09:00

I will review the status of factorisation predictions for charmless hadronic B meson decays. In particular, I will report on recent progress in obtaining a full NNLO calculation, and I will elucidate how non-perturbative methods as well as experimental measurements can help to further constrain the theoretical predictions.

Alexander Dimitrov Mitov
(University of Cambridge (GB))

09/09/2014, 09:00

Martin Sevior
(University of Melbourne (AU))

09/09/2014, 09:25

We report preliminary measurements of the Branching Ratio (BR) for the charmless rare decays B0 -> pi0 pi0, B0 -> eta’ K*(892)0 and B+ -> Kbar*0 K*+. We also report the preliminary results for A_CP for B0 -> eta’ K*0 and the longitudinal fraction for B+ -> Kbar^*0 K*+. Previous Belle measurements of the BR for B^0 -> pi^0 pi^0 are significantly larger than theoretical expectations and employed...

Jiri Kvita
(Palacky University (CZ))

09/09/2014, 09:35

Eli Ben Haim
(Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))

09/09/2014, 09:45

We present the results of a new search for B-meson decays to omega omega, and omega phi. These modes, yet unseen, are related to B -> phi K* decays via an SU(3) rotation. Their study can therefore provide information regarding the unexpectedly small value of the longitudinal spin component (f_L) measured in B -> phi K* decays.
We also report the first Dalitz-plot analysis of charged B mesons...

Marc Grabalosa Gandara
(Univ. Blaise Pascal Clermont-Fe. II (FR))

09/09/2014, 10:05

Charmless B hadrons decays offer rich opportunities to test the Standard Model. For example, CP violation in charmless charged two-body and three-body B decays provides ways to measure the CKM angle gamma and to
search for New Physics. Also, vector-vector final states provide additional interesting observables. Here, we present the latest LHCb results on hadronic charmless B decays putting...

Dr
Joel Goldstein
(University of Bristol (GB))

09/09/2014, 10:10

Joachim Brod
(University of Cincinnati)

09/09/2014, 10:25

I review the extraction of gamma / phi3 from tree-level B -> DK decays. In particular, I discuss the effects of direct CP violation in D decays and the ultimate theory uncertainty.

Jernej F. Kamenik
(Jozef Stefan Institute)

09/09/2014, 11:15

Francesca Dordei
(Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg (DE))

09/09/2014, 11:45

Lucia Grillo
(Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg (DE))

09/09/2014, 12:10

Patrick Rieck
(Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin (DE))

09/09/2014, 12:10

Chih-hsiang Cheng
(Caltech)

09/09/2014, 12:30

Andrey Popov
(Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL) (BE))

09/09/2014, 12:35

Silvia Borghi
(University of Manchester (GB))

09/09/2014, 14:40

Philipp Frings
(KIT)

09/09/2014, 14:50

Matteo Rama
(Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare (IT))

09/09/2014, 14:55

The datasets that the LHCb and Belle II experiments are expected to collect in the coming years will allow a 1-degree precision measurement of the angle gamma (phi3) using Bch->D(*)0K(*) decays. To reach this goal a number of subleading effects must be taken into account. We disuss these corrections, including the impact of D-Dbar mixing and possible CPV in D decays.

Alan Schwartz
(University of Cincinnati)

09/09/2014, 15:00

Walaa Kanso
(CPPM, Aix -Marseille Université CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille, France)

09/09/2014, 15:10

Chen Chunhui
(Iowa State University-Unknown-Unknown)

09/09/2014, 15:35

Guennadi Borissov
(Lancaster University (GB))

09/09/2014, 15:35

Roy Briere
(Carnegie Mellon University)

09/09/2014, 15:45

Quantum correlation results from D threshold data will be reviewed, with an emphasis and more details on the recent results.
Some key issues to address in the future are also highlighted.

Xiao-Rui Lyu
(UCAS)

09/09/2014, 15:55

Alberto Lusiani
(Scuola Normale Superiore and INFN Pisa)

09/09/2014, 16:45

We use the available measurements of the tau lepton branching fraction to determine the CKM matrix coefficient |Vus| in three ways, which are finally combined. The experimental information is combined following the HFAG prescriptions to account for statistical and systematic correlations, and the dependence of experimental results from external parameters for which updated information exists....

Joachim Brod
(University of Cincinnati)

09/09/2014, 16:45

Mrs
Emilie Passemar
(Institut de Physique Nucléaire)

09/09/2014, 17:15

Ozan Arslan
(Universitaet Bonn (DE))

09/09/2014, 17:15

Evelina Mihova Gersabeck
(Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg (DE))

09/09/2014, 17:35

Yueh-Feng Liu
(Carnegie Mellon University)

09/09/2014, 17:40

Gang Rong
(Institute of High Energy Physics)

09/09/2014, 17:45

Some recent experimental results on measurements of branching fraction of leptonic D(s)+ decays and semileptonic D decays, which were measured at the BaBar, Belle, BESIII and CLEO-c experiments in the last several years, are reviewed. The decay constants of D(s)+ mesons as well as form factors of D semileptonic decays are also briefly reviewed. In addition, the extraction of |V_cd| and |V_cs|...

Marko Staric
(J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

09/09/2014, 18:00

Yotam Soreq
(Weizmann Institute of Science (IL))

09/09/2014, 18:05

Jonna Koponen
(University of Glasgow)

09/09/2014, 18:15

In this talk I will review recent lattice QCD results for D and D_s meson leptonic and semileptonic decays. The theory inputs needed for the determination of V_cd and V_cs from experimental results are the meson decay constants (leptonic decays) and the form factors (semileptonic decays). In addition one can compare the shape of the form factors from lattice QCD and experiment, and use the...

Admir Greljo
(Institute Jozef Stefan)

09/09/2014, 18:30

Basem Khanji
(Universita & INFN, Milano-Bicocca (IT))

10/09/2014, 09:00

LHCb has recorded large samples of semileptonic decays of c- and b-flavoured hadrons. We review the latest results in semileptonic decays of B, Bs and Λb decays. Recent results on CP violation and determination of CKM matrix elements are shown.

Gagan Mohanty
(Tata Inst. of Fundamental Research (IN))

10/09/2014, 09:20

Rare B-meson decays especially those mediated by flavor-changing neutral current transition provide an excellent, indirect probe to search for new physics beyond the standard model. We discuss the newest and most interesting results on rare semileptonic b --> s l+l- decays from the CMS experiment at LHC. The results are based on 5.2 fb^-1 of proton-proton collision data recorded at the...

Alexander Ermakov
(Bonn)

10/09/2014, 09:25

In this talk I give an experimental review of the current status of
|V_ub| determinations. Precision measurements of charmless semileptonic
B-decays allow for a determination of the magnitude of the CKM matrix
element V_ub, for a test of the consistency of the CKM mechanism and
potentially of NP scenarios.
In this talk the various experimental methods to determine |V_ub| based
on...

Konstantinos Petridis
(Imperial College Sci., Tech. & Med. (GB))

10/09/2014, 09:40

Rare b->sll transitions are excellent probes of physics beyond the Standard Model. We present the current status of rare b->sll measurements from the LHCb experiment and discuss the implications of these results in the context of new physics.

Chris Bouchard
(University of Illinois)

10/09/2014, 09:45

Recently published and preliminary Fermilab/MILC and HPQCD lattice QCD calculations of form factors for B -> pi l nu and Bs -> K l nu will be presented. In combination with existing experiment, these results generate a significant reduction in the error of Vub. I will also discuss plans to improve the lattice calculations, including the use of a fully relativistic b quark to eliminate...

Dr
Javier Virto
(Universitat Siegen)

10/09/2014, 10:00

Decay modes mediated by the transition b->sll, such as Bs->mumu and B->K(*)mumu, are currently under intensive experimental and theoretical scrutiny, mostly due to the latest measurements of their branching ratios and angular distributions. In this talk I will provide a comprehensive review of the theory of b->sll modes, the main theory uncertainties, recent developments and future challenges.

Mr
Felix Bahr
(DESY Zeuthen)

10/09/2014, 10:05

We present the current status of the ongoing work of the ALPHA collaboration on the computation of the form factor $f_+ (q^2)$ for the semi-leptonic decay $\textnormal B_\textnormal s \to \textnormal K \ell \nu$. We simulate on lattices generated as part of the Coordinated Lattice Simulations (CLS) effort which have $N_\textnormal f=2$ non-perturbatively $O(a)$ improved Wilson fermions that...

Wolfgang Altmannshofer
(Perimeter Institute)

10/09/2014, 10:20

The first run of the LHC provided us with many new insights on rare leptonic and semi-leptonic B decays.
Highlights were the first observation of Bs --> mu+mu- and improved results on B --> K mu+mu- and B --> K* mu+mu-, including first measurements of many angular observables.
In this talk I will discuss the implications of the recent experimental results on rare leptonic and semi-leptonic...

Dr
Benoit Blossier
(CNRS/Laboratoire de Physique Théorique d'Orsay)

10/09/2014, 10:25

Understanding the composition of final states in B --> Xc l nu could help
to get a feedback on the persisting disagreement between exclusive and
inclusive determinations of Vcb. In particular the series of orbital
excitations D** and radial excitations (D', D*') has received a lot of
attention; a misinterpretation as a scalar state of the (D' --> D pi)
spectrum tail could have induced an...

Fergus Wilson
(STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB))

10/09/2014, 11:15

Sebastian Jaeger
(University of Sussex (GB))

10/09/2014, 11:35

I give a concise overview of the theory of charmless two-body B decays. These modes provide a large set of potential probes of BSM physics, but strong interactions are more challenging than in the simpler leptonic and semileptonic rare decays. I focus on the main qualitative features, rather than technical aspects, of the SM predictions, primarily invoking the heavy-quark expansion. Then I...

Andreas Crivellin
(University Bern)

10/09/2014, 11:35

In this talk I review the flavour phenomenology of two-Higgs-doublet
models with generic Yukawa structure. After discussing the constraints
from FCNC I show that even taking into account these bound, one can still
get sizable effects in B->(D^(*))tau nu. In order to explain the observed
deviations in tauonic B decays from the SM large flavour-changing elements
connecting top and charm are...

Alejandro Celis
(IFIC CSIC-Universitat de Valencia)

10/09/2014, 11:55

I will discuss the status of B to D(*) Tau Nu decays in the context of the aligned two-Higgs-doublet model. The sensitivity of these decays to charged scalar contributions will be considered, taking into account constraints from leptonic meson decays and direct searches for a charged Higgs at colliders. The role of differential distributions to discriminate a charged scalar from other types...

Dr
Matthew Wingate
(University of Cambridge)

10/09/2014, 12:35

Recent lattice QCD calculations of form factors relevant for $b\to s$ decays
are briefly reviewed. Some time will be spent discussing prospects and ideas
for further improvements.

Fulvia De Fazio
(INFN - Sezione di Bari)

10/09/2014, 12:35

The BaBar measurements of the ratios ${\cal R}(D^{(*)})=\frac{{\cal B}(B \to D^{(*)} \tau {\bar \nu}_\tau)}{{\cal B}(B \to D^{(*)} \mu {\bar \nu}_\mu)}$ deviate from the standard model expectation, while new results
on the purely leptonic $B \to \tau {\bar \nu}_\tau$ mode show a better consistency with the standard model, within the uncertainties. In a new physics scenario, one possibility to...

German Rodrigo
(CSIC)

11/09/2014, 09:00

Tobias Huber
(University of Siegen)

11/09/2014, 09:00

I'll review the theory of inclusive B --> X_s ll transitions, and then present the latest results -- based on NNLO QCD + NLO QED corrections -- of all angular observables, as well as some NP sensitivities. I will also discuss the results of a dedicated Monte-Carlo analysis on the treatment of collinear photons. In the end I will briefly cover the results of four body contributions to B --> X_s...

Timothy Gershon
(University of Warwick (GB))

11/09/2014, 09:20

Dr
Matthew Wingate
(University of Cambridge)

11/09/2014, 09:20

We present a brief review of our lattice calculation of $\Lambda_b \to p$ form factors in the static $b$ quark limit. A new calculation using relativistic $b$ quarks is underway and its status will be discussed.

Yutaro Sato
(Tohoku Univ.)

11/09/2014, 09:40

Dr
Nazario Tantalo
(Rome University "Tor Vergata")

11/09/2014, 09:40

In this talk I shall discuss, from a methodological point of view, some of the theoretical and numerical problems that arise in lattice calculations of heavy flavoured hadronic observables. I shall also emphasize the importance of non-perturbative lattice techniques for the calculation of heavy quark masses and give an outlook on the possibility of performing lattice calculations of QED...

Dr
Umberto De Sanctis
(University of Sussex (GB))

11/09/2014, 09:55

Dr
Andrey Tayduganov
(Osaka University)

11/09/2014, 10:05

The observed discrepancy between the experimental results and the
Standard Model prediction for the ratios of the branching fractions of the decays
B-> D(*) tau nu and B-> D(*) mu nu came as a surprise and lead to a discussion of
testing New Physics through these modes. We discuss the possibilities for observing
the New Physics effects by examining the q^2 and the angular distributions of...

Jean-Francois Marchand
(Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))

11/09/2014, 10:20

Camille Beluffi
(Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL) (BE))

11/09/2014, 10:20

Dr
Guglielmo De Nardo
(INFN Napoli)

11/09/2014, 10:25

Alberto Lusiani
(Scuola Normale Superiore and INFN Pisa)

11/09/2014, 11:15

We present the status of the experimental searches for flavour changing neutral current (FCNC) processes where a b hadron decays into light hadrons (X_d, X_s) and two neutrinos. Within the Standard Model, these processes are suppressed and rare, with branching fractions around 5*10^-6. Several New Physics models predict significant enhancements. Recent analyses by the Belle and BaBar...

Jennifer Girrbach
(Technical University Munich)

11/09/2014, 11:35

An analysis of the rare B decays B-> K^(*) nu nubar is presented both within the SM and beyond. A model independent approach is used and concrete NP models are studied as well. The relation between b-> s nu nubar and b-> s l^+ l^- transitions are analysed in detail.

Dr
Kazuki Sakurai
(King's College London)

11/09/2014, 11:40

Joachim Brod
(University of Cincinnati)

11/09/2014, 11:55

Rare K decays belong to the cleanest observables in flavor physics and are highly sensitive to heavy new particles. I review the status of the standard model predictions and also shortly discuss the new-physics expectations.

Andrea Helen Knue
(University of Glasgow (GB))

11/09/2014, 12:05

koji shiomi
(Kyoto university)

11/09/2014, 12:15

The KOTO experiment aims to discover the rare decay KL->pi0nunu at the J-PARC 30 GeV proton synchrotron. This mode violates the CP symmetry directly and is highly suppressed in the Standard Model. Thus the mode is sensitive to new physics beyond the SM, in particular the physics related to CP violation.
KOTO is an upgrade of the E391a experiment at KEK, and includes a new CsI Calorimeter,...

Liis Rebane
(Eidgenoessische Tech. Hochschule Zuerich (CH))

11/09/2014, 12:30

Angela Romano
(University of Birmingham (GB))

11/09/2014, 12:35

The main goal of the NA62 experiment at the CERN SPS is to measure the branching ratio of the ultra-rare K+ -> pi+ nu unbar decay with 10% accuracy. The NA62 strategy foresees the collection of ~ 100 K+ -> pi+ nu unbar decays in two years of data taking, keeping the background at the level of 10%. This measurement can provide stringent tests of SM predictions, also offering a complementary...

James Libby
(Indian Institute of Technology Madras)

11/09/2014, 14:30

A review of the Belle gamma/phi3 measurements from B->DK will be presented. Results using the ADS, GLW and GGSZ methods are presented, along with the combined measurement of gamma/phi3 from Belle.

S Fajfer
(Univ. of Ljubljana and Inst. J. Stefan)

11/09/2014, 14:30

Rare D decays might serve as a test of FCNC transition in the up-quark sector.
The presence of new physics in these decays is rather difficult to detect due to the contributions of SM long distance dynamics.
Basic features of rare charm meson transitions within the Standard model and beyond are discussed. Chances to observe new physics signals are considered for inclusive c-> u...

Ulrich Nierste
(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

11/09/2014, 14:35

Till Moritz Karbach
(CERN)

11/09/2014, 14:55

We report on an updated combination of all currently available tree-level measurements of the CKM angle gamma at LHCb. For the first time we include results obtained from a time integrated analysis of B+ -> DK+, D -> KS0Kpi decays; and of B0 -> DK∗0, D -> K+K-, pi+pi-, K+pi-, pi+K- decays; and from a time-dependent analysis of Bs0 -> DsK decays. The results represent the world's best...

Avelino Vicente
(Université de Liège)

11/09/2014, 15:10

The field of lepton flavor violation will live an era of unprecedented developments in the near future, with dedicated experiments in different fronts. The observation of a flavor violating process involving charged leptons would be a clear evidence of physics beyond the Standard Model, thus motivating the great effort in this direction. Furthermore, in case a positive signal is found, a...

Vladimir Gligorov
(CERN)

11/09/2014, 15:10

Pit Vanhoefer
(MPI Munich)

11/09/2014, 15:30

Yusuke Uchiyama
(The University of Tokyo)

11/09/2014, 15:30

Search for the lepton flavor violation has long history and is now active area of the experimental search for physics beyond the Standard Model. Last year the MEG experiment, searching for the mu->e gamma decay, completed the data acquisition, leading to one of the most stringent constraints on building BSM models. The muon LFV search will be followed by several sophisticated experiments as...

Pablo Goldenzweig
(University of Rochester (US))

11/09/2014, 15:45

The next generation B-factory under construction at SuperKEKB / Belle II is targeted to collect an integrated luminosity of 50ab^-1, starting in 2016. This large dataset will open up a new era of precision measurements in flavor physics. This talk will focus on the potential for a sub-degree precision measurement of the least constrained angle of the CKM unitarity triangle, gamma, and the...

Dr
Marcella Bona
(Queen Mary University of London (UK))

11/09/2014, 15:50

Toru Iijima
(Nagoya University)

11/09/2014, 15:50

The tau lepton, the heaviest charged lepton in the third generation, is a sensitive probe
to New Physics (NP). In particular, lepton flavor violating (LFV) tau decays are of great
interest, as many NP models predict their branching fractions in a range accessible by
current and near future experiments. They also provide information of NP, complementary
to LFV processes in the muon.
In...

Leonard Lesniak
(H. Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN)

11/09/2014, 16:45

Conor Fitzpatrick
(Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (CH))

11/09/2014, 17:05

Maurizio Martinelli
(Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (CH))

11/09/2014, 17:10

Tomonary Miyashita
(Caltech)

11/09/2014, 17:25

Filippo Sala
(Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)

11/09/2014, 17:40

Dr
Marco Gersabeck
(University of Manchester (GB))

11/09/2014, 18:20

Eduardo Rodrigues
(University of Manchester (GB))

11/09/2014, 18:30

Stefan Baessler
(University of Virginia)

12/09/2014, 09:00

Yasmine Sara Amhis
(Laboratoire de l'Accelerateur Lineaire (FR))

12/09/2014, 11:00

James Libby
(Indian Institute of Technology Madras)

12/09/2014, 11:30

Jolanta Brodzicka
(University of Manchester (GB))

12/09/2014, 12:30

James Libby
(Indian Institute of Technology Madras),
Timothy Gershon
(University of Warwick (GB))

12/09/2014, 13:00