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

Exploring New Physics in the C7-C7' plane

22 Jul 2011, 12:15
15m
Oisans (Alpes Congès - Alpexpo)

Oisans

Alpes Congès - Alpexpo

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

Speaker

Dr Sébastien Descotes-Genon (LPT Orsay)

Description

The Wilson coefficient C_7 governing the radiative electromagnetic decays of B meson has been calculated to a very high accuracy in the Standard Model, but till date there is no convincing model-independent experimental bound on either the magnitude or the sign of C_7. In the present paper, we attempt at constraining both the magnitude and sign of C_7 using a systematic approach. We consider already measured observables like the branching ratios of B --> Xs mu+ mu- and B --> Xs gamma, the isospin and CP asymmetries in B --> K* gamma, as well as A_FB and F_L in B --> K* l+ l-. We also discuss the transverse observable A_T^(2) which, once measured, may help to disentangle some of the scenarios considered. We explore the constraints on C_7, C_9, C_10 as well as their chirality-flipped counterparts. Within our framework, we find that we need to extend the constraints up to 1.6 sigma to allow for the "flipped-sign solution" of C_7. The SM solution for C_7 exhibits a very mild tension if New Physics is allowed in dipole operators only.

Primary author

Co-authors

Dr Diptimoy Ghosh (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research of Mumbai) Dr Joaquim Matias (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) Marc Ramon (Universtitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

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