Jul 20 – 27, 2011
Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo
Europe/Paris timezone

U(2) and Minimal Flavour Violation in Supersymmetry

Jul 21, 2011, 2:45 PM
Oisans (Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo)


Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo

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


Dr David Straub (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)


Rather than sticking to the full U(3)^3 approximate symmetry normally invoked in Minimal Flavour Violation, we analyze the consequences on the current flavour data of a suitably broken U(2)^3 symmetry acting on the first two generations of quarks and squarks. A definite correlation emerges between the mixing amplitudes in the K, B_d and B_s systems, which can resolve the current tension in the CKM fit, while predicting the B_s mixing phase. The preferred region for the gluino and the left-handed sbottom masses is below about 1 to 1.5 TeV.

Primary authors

Dr David Straub (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) Prof. Gino Isidori (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati) Dr Joel Jones-Perez (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati) Paolo Lodone (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) Prof. Riccardo Barbieri (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)

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