Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 2nd March 2016 at 13:30
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 13:15)

Rare Decay Measurements at LHCb

Mitesh Patel (Imperial College, London)


Measurements of loop processes are of interest as they are sensitive to new physics. In particular, contributions from virtual new physics particles could make such processes sensitive to mass scales inaccessible by the so-called direct searches at the Large Hadron Collider. Recent rare decay measurements made at the LHCb experiment have shown several anomalies with respect to the predictions of the Standard Model. These anomalies and their theoretical interpretation will be discussed.