8-12 September 2014
Vienna University of Technology
Europe/Vienna timezone

Non-leptonic b --> s,d decays (theory)

10 Sep 2014, 11:35
EI 9 lecture hall (Vienna University of Technology)

EI 9 lecture hall

Vienna University of Technology



Sebastian Jaeger (University of Sussex (GB))


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 contrast this with a subset of the data, reviewing both successes and a number of puzzles and briefly commenting on future prospects.

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