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

New physics searches in B->D(*)tau nu decays

10 Sep 2014, 12:15
20m
EI 10 lecture hall (Vienna University of Technology)

EI 10 lecture hall

Vienna University of Technology

WG2

Speaker

Vikas Bansal (PNNL)

Description

I will review the current status of measurements involving semi-tauonic B meson decay at the B-factories. I will briefly touch upon the experimental methods and highlight the importance of backgrounds especially from poorly understood D** in this study. Perhaps this can also shed some light on the discrepancy in BaBar’s measurement of ratio of semi-tauonic and semi-leptonic (e / \mu) modes of B decay from the Standard Model (SM) at 3.4 \sigma significance. I will also pose a question on which New Physics (NP) modeling may be most sensitive in the semi-tauonic channel.

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