20-27 July 2011
Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo
Europe/Paris timezone

Towards global analysis of b -> s l^+l^- decays

22 Jul 2011, 12:00
Oisans (Alpes Congès - Alpexpo)


Alpes Congès - Alpexpo

Parallel session talk Flavour Physics and Fundamental Symmetries Flavour Physics and Fundamental Symmetries


Dr Christoph Bobeth (TU München - IAS/Excellence Cluster Universe, Germany)


The final data sets of BaBar, Belle and CDF as well as the current run of LHCb are about to significantly improve the experimental knowledge on rare $B$-decays governed by b -> s l^+l^-$. In view of this, we will present new tests of the electroweak short-distance couplings in the Standard Model and beyond, including a general set of non-standard interactions. Especially, the angular analysis of B -> K^* (->K pi) l^+l^- provides a large number of new observables which allow to efficiently disentangle short-distance (new) physics from long-distance QCD effects. The potential to test the Standard Model and specific non-standard interactions will be discussed, focusing on the high-dilepton invariant mass region, which is complementary to the low-dilepton mass region. Results of a model-independent analysis are presented, using current constraints from B -> K l^+l^- and B -> K^* l^+l^- for both regions in combination with other rare B-decays.

Primary author

Dr Christoph Bobeth (TU München - IAS/Excellence Cluster Universe, Germany)


Mr Christian Wacker (TU Dortmund, Germany) Mr Danny van Dyk (TU Dortmund, Germany) Mr Frederik Beaujean (Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik, Munich, Germany) Prof. Gudrun Hiller (TU Dortmund, Germany)

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