Apr 7 – 10, 2019
Imperial College London
Europe/London timezone

Angular Analysis of the B -> K* mu mu decay at the LHCb Experiment

Apr 9, 2019, 12:00 PM
15m
Huxley 311 (Imperial College London)

Huxley 311

Imperial College London

Speaker

Felix Johannes Kress (Imperial College (GB))

Description

Recent observations of B decays hint at discrepancies with predictions of the otherwise overwhelmingly successful Standard Model of Particle Physics. These observations are extremely intriguing, as they can be interpreted in a coherent way in a number of new physics models by introducing a new vector particle such as a Z' or a leptoquark.
This talk will concentrate on one of these measurements, the angular analysis of the rare decay B->K*mumu, performed on data from the LHCb experiment. An introduction to the measurement will be given and the Run 1 results, which have a 3.4 sigma tension with the Standard Model prediction, are presented. An overview of the current status of the update of this analysis with Run 2 data collected at the LHCb detector will be given.

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