Implications of LHCb measurements and future prospects

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Abstract

During 2011 the LHCb experiment at CERN collected 1.0 fb(-1) of root s = 7 TeV pp collisions. Due to the large heavy quark production cross-sections, these data provide unprecedented samples of heavy flavoured hadrons. The first results from LHCb have made a significant impact on the flavour physics landscape and have definitively proved the concept of a dedicated experiment in the forward region at a hadron collider. This document discusses the implications of these first measurements on classes of extensions to the Standard Model, bearing in mind the interplay with the results of searches for on-shell production of new particles at ATLAS and CMS. The physics potential of an upgrade to the LHCb detector, which would allow an order of magnitude more data to be collected, is emphasised.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2373
Number of pages92
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume73
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • MINIMAL FLAVOR VIOLATION
  • EXPLORING CP VIOLATION
  • RELATIVE BRANCHING FRACTIONS
  • STANDARD MODEL PREDICTION
  • DOUBLE PARTON SCATTERING
  • EFFECTIVE-FIELD THEORY
  • EXTRACTING CKM PHASES
  • RARE DECAYS B-S(0)
  • B-S DECAYS
  • PP COLLISIONS

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