EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 137, 2017XIIth Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum
|Number of page(s)||21|
|Published online||22 March 2017|
Round table: Flavour anomalies in b → sl+l− processes
1 University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
2 The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
3 Institut de Ciencies del Cosmos, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
4 University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
5 Institute of High Energy Physics and Theoretical Physics Center for Science Facilities, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, China
6 University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
a e-mail: Marco.Gersabeck@cern.ch
Published online: 22 March 2017
Precision measurements of flavour observables can provide powerful tests of many extensions of the Standard Model. This contribution covers a range of flavour measurements of b → sl+l− transitions, several of which are in tension with the Standard Model of particle physics, as well as their theoretical interpretation. The basics of the theoretical background are discussed before turning to the main question of the field: whether the anomalies can be explained by QCD effects or whether they may be indicators of effects beyond the Standard Model.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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