Collider Cross Talk

LHCb results on CP violation in charmless B decays

by Thomas Edward Latham (University of Warwick (GB))

Thursday, 31 October 2013 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 4-2-011 - TH common room )
To test for physics beyond the Standard Model it is vitally important to make precise measurements of CP-violating observables in as many different quark-level transitions as possible.  Charmless three-body B decays provide an excellent laboratory in which to make such measurements in loop-dominated decays.  Extra sensitivity can also be gained from performing amplitude analyses, which allow measurements of the relative phases of the intermediate processes as well as their magnitudes.  We present recent results from the LHCb analyses of CP violation in the decays of charged B mesons to the final states h+ h'+ h'- (h,h' = pi/K) and p pbar h+, and briefly discuss the prospects for future amplitude analyses.
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